Teacher Resources and Web Links
Resources for educators include activities designed to use the Hurricanes: Science and Society web site as well as presentations from meetings and institutes for teachers about hurricanes.
Classroom Lessons and Activities
Hurricane Development and Impact
Heating Ocean Waters
Building a Coastal Home
Using Hurricane Imagery
PowerPoints Presentations HSS Symposium
Science and Education Symposium
PowerPoints Presentations HSS Institute
Summer 2010 Teacher Institute
Hurricanes: Science and Society Booklet
Hurricane Webinar Series
Information about the Hurricane Webinar Series 2012
Links for Educators
Downloads on Hurricanes: Science and Society
All the different types of materials that can be downloaded are collected here. Many of these files are also available from other parts of the site.
Hurricanes: Science and Society Booklet
Presentations in Power Point
The Hurricane Science and Education Symposium was held on October 25, 2010 as part of the launch of the Hurricanes: Science and Society website and the Louisiana State Museum exhibit, Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond. The resources from the symposium include the agenda, speaker biographies, speakers presentations, and background information.
Agenda and Background
Agenda (PDF, 781 KB)
Speaker Biographies (PDF, 524 KB)
Speaker Presentations by Panel
William Read (Zip File, 5.95 MB), Director, National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Science: Theory, Observations, Models, and Forecasting
Isaac Ginis (Zip File, 9.65 MB) (URI) -Moderator
Chris Landsea (Zip File, 30.36 MB) (NOAA)
Mark DeMaria (Zip File, 57.14 MB) (NOAA)
Kerry Emanuel (Zip File, 13.7 MB) (MIT)
Tom Knutson (Zip File, 24.93 MB) (NOAA)
Facing Hurricanes: What Have We Learned?
Karen Leatham (Zip File, 41.34 MB) (Louisiana State Museum) - Moderator
Hurricane Education: Teaching Students and the Public
Gail Scowcroft (URI) - Moderator
Living with Hurricanes: Hazards, Impacts, Preparation, and Mitigation
Craig Tillman (Zip File, 17.67 MB) (Weather Predict) - Moderator
Peter Sheng (Zip File, 5.61 MB) (University of Florida)
Leslie Chapman-Henderson (Zip File, 39.8 MB) (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. - FLASH)
Jeanne Salvatore (Zip File, 2.96 MB) (Insurance Information Institute- I.I.I.)
Mark Powell (Zip File, 5.48 MB) (NOAA)
2013 Hurricane Webinar Series for Educators ARCHIVE
The 2013 Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) Webinar Series for Educators is presented by The University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography in partnership with the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE). Special thanks to our panelists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This series of three, 1-hour webinars will focus on current topics in tropical storms and preparation for the upcoming 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Each webinar is designed to provide educators with an opportunity to "meet" some of the top hurricane forecasters and scientists in the country, while learning about their research and being introduced to a range of hurricane related topics. Target audiences are informal science educators, instructors of high school, instructors of undergraduate level courses, and other educators.
View the archived recordings of the webinars with the links below.
2013 Hurricane Webinar for Educators Topics
Forecasting Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday May 21 at 4:30 pm ET
Hurricane Preparation and Hazard Mapping, Tuesday, June 11 at 4:30pm ET.
Storm Surge and Hurricanes in New England, Wednesday June 26 at 4:30pm ET,
Recordings are temporarily unavailable
Previous Hurricane Webinar series
National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Webinar 2016
A free webinar on hurricanes will be offered to grades 4, 5, and 6 on May 17 at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. CDT). This webinar is part of the 2016 Hurricane Preparedness Week and the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour. The webinar will be broadcast live from the Galveston stop of the Hurricane Awareness Tour.
To participate in the webinar you must register. Registration information is below.
The 2016 Hurricane Webinars for 4th through 6th grade classes are presented by the Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) team at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (URIO/GSO) in partnership with the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC). The purpose of the Hurricane Webinars is to raise awareness about hurricanes in advance of the 2015 North Atlantic hurricane season.
During this free 45-minute webinar, students will hear from NHC scientists as well as NOAA AOC personnel who fly into hurricanes. The webinar will cover hurricane hazards, forecasting, observing hurricanes with airplanes, and hurricane preparedness. Classroom questions will be collected in advance of the webinar and questions will also be answered during the webinar.
Tuesday May 17 at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. CDT)
Registration is now closed.
Registration is open to all public and private schools, for classes in grades 4, 5 and 6. Homeschool children at the grade 4-6 ages are also welcome, with parental supervision during the webinar. Multiple classes at a single school may be registered at one time. Please be sure to indicate on the form if you are registering for multiple classes.
After registration, additional information will be sent. This year’s field location means that only a limited number of questions will be answered during the webinar. However, all questions submitted ahead of time and during the webinar will be answered in writing on the Hurricanes: Science and Society webinar page following the webinar. Please note, early question submission has closed.
Registration will close at 5pm Monday May 11.
A recording of this webinar will be available after the webinar.
For additional preparedness information, go to these websites:
Webinars for 5th grade classrooms