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- Location-based Outreach Programs
The Weathercamp at the City University of New York is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area, and has been offered free of charge to 6-12 students. It generally begins in the last week of July or first week of August, depending on staff scheduling. If you are interested and will have completed the 9th grade by the summer, don’t hesitate to contact the camp director and fill out an application: your chances are better than you think! Concepts of meteorology are demonstrated by hands-on activities whenever possible, and applied to weather observations both locally and around the country. Experts on such topics as severe storms and climate will speak and answer questions. We also visit a local broadcast meteorologist and see how a live forecast is put together. We will camp within walking distance of a beach on the north shore of Long Island, and each morning will go to the National Weather Service office (NWS) for in depth study of weather phenomena, with the afternoons devoted to field observations of the sea breeze effect, the urban heat island, the surface environment and clouds. There are opportunities to help launch weather balloons, and perhaps a discussion of careers in meteorology.