BREAKING NEWS FROM WEATHER READY FEST
The passports and stamps are ready! The maps and schedules are ready. The cool wristbands have arrived! The stickers are waiting for the kids! The two part door prize tickets are ready. And the door prizes are rolling in! The exhibitors are champing at the bit to talk to the visitors and run the activities!
WeatherReady Fest is about kids having fun while learning basic meteorological concepts. They will pretend they are FedEx airplanes avoiding thunderstorms in a fun exercise. They will be thunderstorms dumping heavy rain on different kinds of ground using the Ward’s Flood Plain Model. The inventor of the activity will actually be at the Fest!
The National Weather Association wanted to make WeatherReady Fest free for all attendees, so they partnered with a series of key organizations to underwrite the cost of renting the entire Nauticus Science Museum facility for the day on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
Hey Members of the Weather/Emergency Enterprises: It’s not to late to exhibit or volunteer at WeatherReady Fest. Every member of the NWA and the Weather and Emergency Enterprise has a role at WeatherReady Fest! Pick the one that best suits you: Volunteer, Exhibitor, Activity Leader or Sponsor!
Filmmaker Blake Naftel will appear at the National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest on Saturday, September 10th, screening his new movie The Storm Chasing Anthology. The history of storm chasing weaves interviews with famous chasers and exciting archive video from some of their most thrilling escapades. Naftel will answer questions after the screening.
Charles Dudley Warner said, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” But at the National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest in Norfolk on Saturday, September 10, 2016, you will find all kinds of people who are doing something: meteorologists who study hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, and more—to help keep people safe.
Dr. Marshall Shepherd, host of the popular Sunday morning news/interview show Weather Geeks on The Weather Channel will be speaking at the National Weather Association’s WeatherReady Fest on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Norfolk. His topic, “Cola, Sports and Zombies”, is a look at the implications of communicating weather and climate.