Severe Weather Awareness Day
January 26, 2013
 
8 – 10 a.m.
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER PREVIEW & ACTIVITIES
(Active membership required)
  • Build a Backyard Weather Station by making instruments such as an anemometer, hygrometer, rain gauge or wind sock.
  • Make a Cloud and explore other weather basics to investigate how heat, water and air act as the main ingredients for weather.

 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hands-On Weather Activities
(Open to the public)
  • Build a Backyard Weather Station by making instruments such as an anemometer, hygrometer, rain gauge or wind sock.
  • Make a Cloud and explore other weather basics to investigate how heat, water and air act as the main ingredients for weather, and watch as we create lightning, clouds and other messy weather conditions.
  • Try your hand at amateur radio with Davidson County A.R.E.S. (Amateur Radio Emergency Services). When disaster strikes, DCARES provides reliable communication for rescue and emergency services.
  • See how social media is changing the world of weather forecasting with NashSevereWX.  
  • Meet representatives from the American Red Cross and learn how they help out after a disaster strikes. Plus see the highly specialized Emergency Communication Response Vehicle, which provides direct computer connectivity via its secure satellite connection.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
National Weather Service Demonstration Area
  • Learn how the National Weather Service uses computer simulations and other techniques to predict the weather and to keep you safe.
 
Sci-Bites Program: Severe Weather Recipe for Disaster! at 9:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.