National Weather Camp at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995

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  • Location-based Outreach Programs

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

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Weather Camp is a week-long residential camp, i.e. the campers will spend the week on campus and stay overnight in our East Campus dorms. Breakfast, lunch,and dinner as well as Morning and afternoon snacks are provided each day. Our theme is DISCOVER "Weather and Climate Science". Come and find out how scientists observe and forecast the weather as well as monitor the changing climate. During the week, participants will use instruments to make their own weather observations; learn how to forecast the weather; visit with National Weather Service forecasters; learn about the local weather and climate of Nebraska from tornadoes to blizzards; meet Emergency Management experts; learn about storm preparedness; and, using our UNL TV weather studio, each camper will create a video of their weathercaster experience in front of the green screen. We will also conduct experiments throughout the week inside the classroom as well as outside to demonstrate basic weather and climate processes.  Participants will also meet actual scientists and learn more about weather, climate, and science related careers.

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