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Learning and Stuff


When the National Weather Association gets to town September 10-15, 2016 in Norfolk for their 41st Annual Meeting, the focus will be on learning. But for the kickoff event for the public on Saturday, September 10th, the learning will come with a double helping of fun!

Kids will love building their own solar powered house, making a tornado in a bottle and playing fun weather games while they collect stamps on their very own WeatherReady Passports to earn cool weather stickers.

Adults will love learning about making their homes hurricane resistant, how sea level rise could impact the Hampton Roads area and hearing from weather experts like Dr. Marshall Shepherd from WeatherGeeks and former National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read.

Everyone will love seeing equipment like the new field vehicle from The Weather Channel and the Command Bus used by Norfolk Emergency Management, as well as watching the debut of the History of Stormchasing with filmmaker Blake Naftel. All of the high definition movies are free for attendees.

In order to control the large expected crowds, and make sure everyone has a relaxed visit, admission to the WeatherReady Fest will be by free timed tickets that are available online. Tickets are available on the WRF EventBrite site.