July 1, 2015
Local kids got a jump-start in learning the wonders of weather science and technology.
And, such curious questions as whether a tornado can pluck a chicken were answered at a weather event in Lincoln.
The 9th Annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium and family WeatherFest took place today in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hardin Hall.
Fourth graders Olivia Andrews and Maddie Ring woke up early on Saturday, to volunteer at the WeatherFest and to learn about the mysteries surrounding the weather --like how raindrops are formed.
And, what makes a cloud -- in a hands-on way outside of the classroom.
"This is more fun because you don't get to walk around as much and it's not as crazy and you don't get to talk a lot when you're sitting in a classroom," said Olivia Andrews.
The Andrews girls said the symposium teaches children to be safe and wise with weather, a lesson both girls learned, that could save lives.
The symposium also included a weather and natural resources photography contest and exhibit, photography workshops and training for storm spotters.
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