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Service Hydrologist Marty Pope and Meteorologist Jim Fairly attended "Make a Splash" at the Museum of Natural Science. This event was focused on hydrology and flooding hazards. NWS employees were able to speak to several students from schools across the region.
Meteorologists Ashley Wester and Latrice Maxie attended the annual Back to School Night hosted by the Museum of Natural Science. We handed out resources to the area teachers and discussed services provided by their local National Weather Service Office, including school talks and office tours.
Meteorologists Alan Campbell and Ashley Wester spoke to 14 area teachers about meteorology and what products and services we provide at the National Weather Service, specifically for schools. We also presented our tornado machine and explained how it works and related it to "real life" examples.
Meteorologists Alan Campbell and Ashley Wester spoke to 30 students ranging from 4th to 7th grades about severe weather safety and tropical cyclone formation and dangers. The camp was designed for children affected by disaster. Most of the children were victims of Hurricane Katrina. After the talk, we opened up the floor for discussion to hear the children's stories about Katrina.
Meteorologists Alan Campbell and Ashley Wester visited Covington County's Farm Safety and Health Day, which was held by the county's local 4-H group in Collins, MS. They spoke to approximately 325 students about severe weather safety.
Meteorologists Alan Campbell and Ashley Wester visited New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, MS to speak with a group of approximately 25 to 30 senior adults. Among topics discussed were severe weather safety and tropical cyclones.
Meteorologists Ashley Wester, Douglas Butts, and Alan Campbell assisted other "field experts" in judging projects at the Brandon Middle School Science Fair. Science Fair winner Matt Hilton is shown here with Alan, Doug, and Ashley.
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