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Join us for a day full of fun and interactive weather and climate demonstrations! Activities include weather balloon launch with 360 camera and drone demo! Featuring of Joel Gratz OpenSnow! Dozens of scientists from across Colorado will participate, including representatives from:
● Colorado State Department of Atmospheric Science ● The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere ● The Little Shop of Physics ● Colorado Climate ● Viasala ● The Center for Severe Weather Research ● The Earth System Modeling and Education Institute ● University of Colorado Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences ● OpenSnow ● Museum of Discovery
FORTCAST (Fort Collins Atmospheric Scientists) is the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). One of the organization’s foremost goals is outreach to the local community, and it therefore participates in several events each year designed to teach school-aged students about weather and more generally get them excited about science. The chapter serves as a professional, service, educational, and social organization for individuals in Northern Colorado from a wide variety of atmospheric science backgrounds. One of the organization’s foremost goals is outreach to the local community, and it therefore participates in several events each year designed to teach school-aged students about weather and more generally get them excited about science.
The largest of these outreach events is the Colorado WeatherFest, an afternoon of weather and climate fun for all ages. Last year’s event featured a weather balloon launch, drone demonstrations from the CSU C3LOUD-EX research team, and hands-on activities staffed by people from the National Weather Service, the Center for Severe Weather Research, the Colorado Climate Center, the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Ball Aerospace, and more.
Led by: CSU Atmospheric Sciences graduate FORTCAST program.