Open House at NOAA in College Park, Maryland on May 4
The NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction will host an open house on Saturday, May 4, at its College Park, Maryland, campus. Government scientists at this facility produce weather and marine forecasts, develop new weather and climate models, and create outlooks for the winter, spring and hurricane seasons as well as El Nino and La Nina predictions.
The public is invited to tour the facility and meet NOAA research scientists and meteorologists to explore how they forecast and monitor the weather across the country. Attendees can also meet a Hurricane Hunter pilot and enjoy interactive science and weather activities for kids. NOAA’s 3D Science on a Sphere® experience will bring global weather and climate systems to life, and weather balloon launches will take place throughout the day.
Public Open House
Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
5830 University Research Court
College Park, MD 20740
Admission is free. Government-issued photo I.D. is required for entry. Free parking is available. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks.
Reporters must register to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTIVITIES / VISUALS:
Watch a weather balloon launch
Learn the ABC’s of weather forecasting
Hear stories from a hurricane hunter pilot and a NOAA Corps officer
See how scientists measure and model pollutants in the atmosphere
View live microorganisms from the Chesapeake Bay
Meet a forecaster on the National Forecast Operations Desk
Learn about NOAA’s exciting science and service to America
This open house supports NOAA's efforts to build a Weather-Ready Nation, ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather, water and climate events. For the schedule and more information about the open house, visit: http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/openhouse/