Mid-Atlantic AERAs Conduct Second Annual Hazardous Weather Conference

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Project ATMOSPHERE Atmospheric Education Resource Agents (AERAs) from the mid-Atlantic states conducted their second annual regional workshop for teachers. The focus of this conference was hazardous weather. Over 150 educators from 10 states and the District of Columbia attended this one-day event held in Silver Spring, Maryland. The workshop included presentations by meteorologists and scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, private corporations, and universities as well as by the AERAs themselves. The presentations were designed to develop basic understandings about hazardous weather and to provide guidance about how to deal with its effects. The orientation of the program was hands on, including a number of activities for teachers to implement in the classroom. This conference demonstrates how educators and scientists can form partnerships to improve science education.

*Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

+Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

#Education Program, American Meteorological Society, Washington, D.C.

@Randolph High School, Randolph, New Jersey.

&Mills E. Godwin High School, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia.

**West Springfield High School, Springfield, Virginia.

++Louisa Middle School, Louisa, Virginia.

##Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia.

@@Wilmington Christian School, Wilmington, Deleware.

&&Anne Arundel County Board of Education, Annapolis, Maryland.

***Lyndhurst High School, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

+++Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, New Jersey.

###Midway Elementary School, Dunn, North Carolina.

Corresponding author address: Prof. David R. Smith, Oceanography Dept., U.S. Naval Academy, 572 Holloway Rd., Annapolis, MD 21402-5000. E-mail: drsmith@charleston.nadn.navy.mil

Project ATMOSPHERE Atmospheric Education Resource Agents (AERAs) from the mid-Atlantic states conducted their second annual regional workshop for teachers. The focus of this conference was hazardous weather. Over 150 educators from 10 states and the District of Columbia attended this one-day event held in Silver Spring, Maryland. The workshop included presentations by meteorologists and scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, private corporations, and universities as well as by the AERAs themselves. The presentations were designed to develop basic understandings about hazardous weather and to provide guidance about how to deal with its effects. The orientation of the program was hands on, including a number of activities for teachers to implement in the classroom. This conference demonstrates how educators and scientists can form partnerships to improve science education.

*Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

+Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

#Education Program, American Meteorological Society, Washington, D.C.

@Randolph High School, Randolph, New Jersey.

&Mills E. Godwin High School, Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia.

**West Springfield High School, Springfield, Virginia.

++Louisa Middle School, Louisa, Virginia.

##Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia.

@@Wilmington Christian School, Wilmington, Deleware.

&&Anne Arundel County Board of Education, Annapolis, Maryland.

***Lyndhurst High School, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

+++Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, New Jersey.

###Midway Elementary School, Dunn, North Carolina.

Corresponding author address: Prof. David R. Smith, Oceanography Dept., U.S. Naval Academy, 572 Holloway Rd., Annapolis, MD 21402-5000. E-mail: drsmith@charleston.nadn.navy.mil
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