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Hurricanes: Science and Society
NHC: 5th Grade Webinars
National Hurricane Center: 5th Grade Hurricane Webinars 2015

The Hurricane Webinars for 5th 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.

For 2015 there are three different webinar dates, depending on your geographic region.

  • Gulf Coast Region - Tuesday, April 21 at 10am CT, 11am ET
  • Southeast Region - Tuesday, May 19 at 10 am ET
  • Northeast Region - Tuesday, may 26 at 10am ET

Register below

During the 1-hour webinars, students will hear from NHC scientists and forecasters, as well as NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel that fly into hurricanes. A presentation on region-specific hurricane science and preparedness will be given with interactive questions prompting student responses. Classroom questions will also be collected in advance of the webinar; as many of these questions as possible will be answered by the hurricane scientists. Questions will also be answered during the webinar. Many videos, visualizations, graphics, and other media will be included to engage students.


Register for the Gulf Coast Region Webinar

Tuesday, April 21 at 10am CT, 11am ET


Register for the Southeast Region Webinar

Tuesday, May 19 at 10 am ET


Register for the Northeast Region Webinar

Tuesday, May 26 at 10am ET


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