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Severe Weather Awareness Day

A Free Virtual Event for Schools – Friday, April 23rd

9:00-9:50am, 10:00-10:50am, and 1:00-1:50pm
Register Your Class

The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD NewsChannel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting the annual Severe Weather Awareness Day event on Friday, April 23rd from the Science Spectrum as a Free Virtual Event for schools.

Severe Weather Awareness Day is designed to teach school-aged students all about the study of meteorology, why certain weather phenomenon occur, and best safety practices to be aware of during severe weather.

TTU AMS students will virtually demonstrate several weather experiments that students will then be able to replicate in the classroom. Weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Atmospheric Science Group (radars, stick nets, etc.) will also be shown with an explanation of how they work and why scientists use them.

Students will also be introduced to the different aspects of being a meteorologist. The local office of the National Weather Service will discuss its role in forecasting the weather and severe weather safety. Meteorologists from KCBD NewsChannel 11 will give students a behind the scenes look at their weather studio and explain their job of getting important weather information out to the public. TTU AMS students will explain the role of a research meteorologist as a scientist.

Severe Weather Awareness Day will take place virtually via ZOOM on Friday, April 23rd. Three time slots are available for teachers to register their class’ viewing.

9:00-9:50am, 10:00-10:50am, and 1:00-1:50pm

Science Spectrum SWAD Registration Contact:

Alana Baliga / Education Coordinator
Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater
(806) 745-1216 x273

TTU Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Contact:

Ellie Venteicher / President
TTU Student Chapter of AMS


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