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Hurricanes: Science and Society
NHC: 4-6th Grade Webinars
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.


NOAA G4 Aircraft
The NOAA Gulfstream IV "Gonzo" on the 2015 Hurricane Awareness Tour.


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:
HSS: Hurricane Preparation
FEMA Kids Ready Site
Kids Get a Plan -Florida EMA
Hurricane Preparedness
National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Hunters
NOAA Aircraft Operations Center