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!
Kids will get to make their very own tornado in a jar. They will get to meet Owlie Skywarn! They will splash their way to learning about rainfall measurements. They will get to build a house with solar panels and actually light it! They will harness the power of wind energy with a pinwheel that they construct. They will make a wind sock.
They will learn to track a hurricane. They will learn the difference between a watch and a warning.
There will be fire engines and the command vehicle for the City of Norfolk Emergency Management. The Weather Channel will be there with its exciting new Field Vehicle.
The National Weather Association WeatherReady Fest will take place at the Nauticus Science Museum on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission requires a free timed ticket that is available online.