Weather Camp 2012 to Introduce Students to Weather-related Careers


Weather Camp 2012, June 11-15 in Lincoln, will keep middle school-aged students busy with a combination of classroom, lab and field trip learning experiences that will introduce them to careers in meteorology, climatology and related sciences.

The camp, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, by its School of Natural Resources, and by the National Weather Service's CAREERS Weather Camps. It costs $150 for the week and is for students 11-14 years old. The camp fee covers the cost of morning and afternoon snacks, daily lunches, a Friday evening picnic with families and daily transportation for field trips.

Activities throughout the week will include using instruments to make weather observations, meeting National Weather Service forecasters, seeing TV meteorologists in action in the studio, learning about Nebraska's weather, from tornadoes to blizzards, touring the severe weather emergency operations command post, learning about storm preparedness, learning about weather and climate-related careers, meeting a researcher who flies remote-control aircraft into storms, meeting weather and climate scientists, visiting the State Museum to learn about climate through the ages, seeing the full-dome movie presentation "Nature's Fury" at the planetarium, and playing the Weather Jeopardy game with a warning coordination meteorologist.

Weather Camp 2012 will be based in Hardin Hall, on the northeast corner of 33rd and Holdrege streets.

See photos from Weather Camp 2011, find more information and download an application for Weather Camp 2012 at

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