Project ATMOSPHERE atmospheric educational resource agents (AERAs) representing the mid-Atlantic states pooled resources to conduct a regional workshop for teachers. This conference used hazardous weather as its central theme. Over 150 people attended this one-day event held in Richmond, Virginia, which included three concurrent sessions of eight presentations each. The workshop included presentations by meteorologists and educators from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Virginia Power, and television stations, as well as the AERAs themselves. The presentations were designed to develop basic understandings about hazardous weather and to provide guidance for establishing hazardous weather emergency action plans for schools. The orientation of the program was hands-on, including a number of activities for teachers to implement in the classroom. This workshop demonstrates how educators and scientists can form partnerships to improve science education.
*Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and AMS Board on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education.
+Project Atmosphere AERA, Mills E. Godwin High School, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia.
#Project Atmosphere AERA, Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
@ Project Atmosphere AERA, Randolph High School, Randolph, New Jersey.
&Project Atmosphere AERA, Anne Arundel County Board of Education, Annapolis, Maryland.
**Project Atmosphere AERA, Lyndhurst High School, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
++Project Atmosphere AERA, Louisa Middle School, Louisa, Virginia.
##Project Atmosphere AERA, Wilmington Christian School, Wilmington, Delaware.
@@Project Atmosphere AERA, West Springfield High School, Springfield, Virginia.
&&Project Atmosphere AERA, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Burke, Virginia.