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WEATHERFEST

As of Saturday, 20 December 2014

 
AccuWeather, Inc.
AccuWeather, Inc.
VP of Marketing
385 Science Park Road
State College, PA   16801
 
Contact: Lee Rainey
 
E-mail: rainey@accuweather.com

 
URL: http://accuweather.com
 
Booth Number(S): 234, W25, W26
 

On your computer or on your cell, AccuWeather.com, delivers the most accurate, up-to-date, worldwide forecasts and severe weather information to keep your family safe. AccuWeather.com provides 15-day and hour-by-hour forecasts, severe weather reports, real-time radar and satellite images, travel forecasts and unique health indices, plus entertaining videos and special interest areas to millions of daily users in 2.7 million locations worldwide. Check out our Kids Weather area featuring games, downloads and WeatherWhys.


AERA -- William Huskin
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URL: http://www.cbsd.org/schools/warwick/pages/default.aspx
 
Booth Number(S): W61
 


American Meteorological Society
  
 
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Booth Number(S): 146, W42
 

Check out The AMS Weather Book: The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather, on sale at the AMS booth, #W42. This book is chock full of photos, illustrations, and explanations of fascinating weather phenomena. Author Jack Williams will be on hand 1-3 pm to sign your copy! At the same booth kids may participate in the game Which Weather Where? to win a free copy of the book.


AMS AERA -- Frankie Vann
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W65
 


Bishop DuBourg High School
  
 
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URL: http://www.bishopdubourg.org
 
Booth Number(S): W60
 


Carteret County Schools
East Carteret High School
Science Teacher
3263 Highway 70
Beaufort, NC   28557
 
Contact: Barbara Simon-Waters
 
E-mail: barbarawaters@hotmail.com

 
Booth Number(S): W92
 

The Pressure's On . . . . And Off! Pressure plays an obvious role in both weather (high air pressure or sinking air vs. low air pressure or rising air) and in oceanography (surface water vs. deep water in the ocean). Attendees will "play" with colorful Cartesian Divers made with simple household items. Directions for making these Cartesian Divers will be given along with other fun weather activities (Make a Weather Wreath for your door!) to do at home. Bring your muscles to squeeze the "diver" to the "abyss!" Don't worry...he will surface when you let go!


CMMAP
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URL: http://www.cmmap.org
 
Booth Number(S): W55
 


CoCoRaHS
CoCoRaHS-CSU
National Coordinator
1371 Campus Delivery
Colorado State Univ.
Fort Collins, CO   80526
 
Contact: Henry Reges
 
E-mail: hreges@atmos.colostate.edu

 
URL: http://www.cocorahas.org
 
Booth Number(S): W101
 

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), Founded in 1998, provides a great platform for communities around the country to participate in "hands-on" science right in their own backyards through the daily observation of precipitation. Volunteers of all ages measure rain, hail and snow using simple low-cost rain gauges and hail pads. These observations are then collected and made available on the CoCoRaHS Web site: www.cocorahs.org. These data are used daily by many federal, state and community organizations and businesses. Through consistent observation and data sharing, participants actively learn about their climate, their water resources and the impacts precipitation has on their lives and their communities.

The CoCoRaHS Network currently engages over 14,500 volunteer observers in communities across all fifty states with over 600 volunteers in the state of Georgia. If you would like to report how much rain has fallen in your back yard, we would love to have you as a volunteer observer. To sign-up for CoCoRaHS visit: www.cocorahs.org and click on "Join CoCoRaHS". It's lots of fun and only takes five minutes a day.

CoCoRaHS would like to thank HDR Engineering (www.hdrinc.com) for generously sponsoring the CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge-Water Balloon Toss exhibit at this year's Weatherfest.


Davis Instruments Corporation
  
 
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URL: http://www.davisnet.com
 
Booth Number(S): 622, W68
 


DOE ARM Climate Research Facility
US DOE ARM Climate Research Facility
Communications Specialist
PO Box 999
Richland, WA   99352
 
Contact: Rolanda Jundt
 
E-mail: rolanda.jundt@pnl.gov

 
URL: http://education.arm.gov
 
Booth Number(S): 231, W21
 

This exhibit will feature Professor Polar Bear, Teacher Turtle, and PI Prairie Dog. Affected by climate change in different ways, these three friends represent the Education and Outreach program for U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. ARM Education and Outreach strives to promote basic science awareness and understanding of climate change studies by providing lesson plans and an activity book to teachers and students. Additional materials are available at http://education.arm.gov.


Dwight Morrow High School
Deep Earth Academy
Consoritum for Ocean Leadership
1201 New York Ave., NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC   20005
 
Contact: Sharon Cooper
 
E-mail: scooper@oceanleadership.org

 
URL: http://www.oceanleadership.org/education/deep-earth-academy/
 
Booth Number(S): W20
 

Teaching for Science - Learning for Life Deep Earth Academy of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership develops programs and materials based on scientific ocean drilling expeditions and Earth Systems Science to strengthen students' science, mathematics, and analytical skills. Our approach includes use of authentic data, inquiry-centered activities and interdisciplinary explorations drawing from the adventures of the JOIDES RESOLUTION drilling ship and the earlier GLOMAR CHALLENGER. We provide a wide variety of educational resources for students and teachers. Learn more at www.joidesresolution.org


Exelis
ITT Corporation
Project Manager, Communications
1447 Saint Paul Street
Rochester, NY   14606
 
Contact: Ann Muscosky
 
E-mail: ann.muscosky@itt.com

 
Booth Number(S): 316, W47
 


Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA   30307
 
Contact: Lisa Mozer
 
E-mail: lisa_mozer@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

 
URL: http://www.fernbank.edu
 
Booth Number(S): W72, W73
 


Forecast Central
Forecast Central
1005 Capability Dr, Suite 120
Raleigh, NC   27606
 
Contact: Kenneth Waight
 
E-mail: contest@forecastcentral.com

 
URL: http://forecastcentral.com
 
Booth Number(S): W23
 

Forecast Central is an online weather forecasting contest designed to help students learn about weather. Students can have fun learning science concepts by observing and forecasting the weather around them.

The online activity allows students to do inquiry-based weather investigations on their own, with reinforcement by tracking the actual weather. Even students who said they did not like science seemed to learn more using Forecast Central than with traditional methods. This teaching technique encourages students to be more aware of the weather and to look at the environment around them with a scientifically critical eye.

Forecast Central includes a forum for teachers to pose scientific questions to the class and a blog for students to communicate with each other about the weather. Forecast Central can also be effective for teaching geography and climate by having students forecast for other parts of the country.

Drop by to make a real weather forecast online!


Fox 5 Atlanta WAGA-TV
FOX 5 / WAGA
1551 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA   30306
 
Contact: Tanya Mendoza
 
E-mail:

 
URL: http://myfoxatlanta.com
 
Booth Number(S): W11
 

The FOX 5/WAGA TV Weather Team will be out in full force at this year's WeatherFest. Do not miss Chief Meteorologist Ken Cook in the opening ceremony and throughout the day at the FOX 5 booth. For hands-on weather experiments stop by our booth and meet our Weekend Weather Team Joanne Feldman and Steve Milone.


Georgia Aquarium, Inc
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Booth Number(S): W78
 

When the temperature goes down, we bundle up! But how do animals deal with the cold weather? Through interactive, hands-on games, activities, and biofacts, discover how aquatic animals like penguins, sea otters, and beluga whales have adapted to survive chilly conditions!


Georgia Tech Research Institute
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URL: http://www.gtri.gatech.edu
 
Booth Number(S): W35, W36, W37, W38
 

The Georgia Tech Research Institute honors the fiftieth anniversary of the invention of the laser with an extensive collection of hands-on science exhibits.

Learn about the science and technology of lasers which have incredibly diverse applications that include meteorology. The mini-museum will be of interest to all ages.


Heliophysics NASA
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W80
 


Hialeah High School
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W19
 


How the Weatherworks / The Learningworks Foundation, Inc.
  
 
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URL: http://www.weatherworks.com
 
Booth Number(S): W15
 


IGES
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URL: http://www.strategies.org
 
Booth Number(S): W51
 


Ladue School District
  
 
Contact:
 
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URL: http://www.ladue.k12.mo.us/lms
 
Booth Number(S): W100
 


Lockheed Martin Corporation
  
 
Contact:
 
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URL: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
 
Booth Number(S): 407, W12, W13
 

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a highly-diversified global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The 2009 exhibit will feature the company's work in environmental data collection, analysis and dissemination, including the following:

-GOES-R, the nation's next-generation geostationary weather system, will include improved spacecraft and instrument technologies, as well as a new, high-performance ground command and control and processing element. This will lead to significant economic benefits in the areas of weather and water, climate, ecosystems monitoring and management, and commerce and transportation.

- WindTracer®, a Doppler lidar ideal for range-resolved clear air wind and aerosol measuring applications. WindTracer provides the full functionality suitable for meteorological research requirements.

- The Tactical Environmental Processor (TEP), a real-time weather data channel providing Naval radars with NEXRAD-quality characterization of precipitation, ducting and winds without impacting the tactical operation of the radar.

-The AN/UMQ-13 (MARK IVB) system gathers, processes, and disseminates meteorological data directly from U.S. domestic and foreign meteorological satellites, both polar orbiting and geostationary. It provides high-resolution METSAT data to analysts and forecasters worldwide on a near-real time basis.

- The National Weather Radar Testbed (NWRT), the first phased-array radar available on a full-time basis to the meteorological research community for technology evaluation and risk reduction in preparation for the future Multi-function Phased Array Radar (MPAR).

- Radiosondes, used worldwide to gather upper air meteorological data, and other in-situ sensors including expendable meteorological and oceanographic instrumentation.

- Integrated turn-key weather systems that provide the latest weather detection, tracking and prediction tools to local, regional and national-level customers worldwide.


Miami Country Day School
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W96
 


NASA
  
 
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URL: http://www.nasa.gov
 
Booth Number(S): 436, W10
 


NASA's Eyes on the Earth 2.0
NASA JPL
4800 Oak Grove Dr
Padadena, CA   91109
 
Contact: Nancy Leon
 
E-mail: nancy.j.leon@jpl.nasa.gov

 
URL: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov
 
Booth Number(S): W77
 

"The Space Place" and "SciJinks" are NASA and NOAA outreach efforts. They offer ad-free, award-winning web sites and other programs targeting elementary and middle-school students with entertaining, interdisciplinary space and Earth science and technology content.


NOAA National Severe Storms Labs
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W88
 


NOAA Satellite & Information Services
NOAA Satellite & Info.Svc.
Events Mgr
Silver Spring, MD   20910
 
Contact: Leesha Saunders
 
E-mail: Leesha.Saunders@noaa.gov

 
URL: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov
 
Booth Number(S): W33
 

NOAA Satellite and Information Service(http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov)


The NOAA Satellite and Information Service (or NESDIS) is NOAA’s environmental satellites program manager dedicated to providing timely access to global data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, and quality of life. Environmental satellites are the key source of data for forecasting weather, analyzing climate, and monitoring hazards. The satellites' 24-hour global coverage provides scientists and meteorologists with a continuing stream of information critical for decisions affecting our world, such as preparing for events that will influence our climate, vegetation, and oceans. NESDIS also operates the NOAA national data centers that provide data archive and information services including monitoring Earth systems, assessing the environment, and conducting related research.


The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of NOAA’s Television Infrared Observation Satellite I (TIROS I), the Earth’s first weather satellite. TIROS, which later became known as the Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES), made it possible to conduct experimental television techniques that led to the development of a worldwide meteorological satellite information system. TIROS I launched on April 1, 1960, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The latest POES (NOAA-19) launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on February 6, 2009.


Help us celebrate the TIROS/POES series era by learning about NESDIS satellites' role in climate and weather changing the way we see and understand the Earth forever!


NOAA Weather Radio
  
 
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URL: http://www.weather.gov/nwr
 
Booth Number(S): W30
 


NOAA/ESRL
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URL: http://esrl.noaa.gov/gsd
 
Booth Number(S): W31
 


North Wasco District 21
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W64
 

Cloud’s in a Bottle Come experience how clouds form by performing a hands on activity. This presentation will ask you to experiment with the essential elements of cloud formation. The final experiment you will put the elements together to create a cloud in a bottle. Fun! Fun! Fun! Come enjoy.


NWS - Southeast River Forecast Center
  
 
Contact:
 
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URL: http://www.noaa.gov
 
Booth Number(S): W87
 


NWS Peachtree City
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Contact:
 
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URL: http://www.noaa.gov
 
Booth Number(S): W83, W84
 


NWS Southern Regional Headquarters
National Weather Service
Meteorologist
819 Taylor Street
Room 10A09
Fort Worth, TX   76137
 
Contact: Dennis Cain
 
E-mail: dennis.cain@noaa.gov

 
URL: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream
 
Booth Number(S): W69
 

JetStream - An Online School for Weather

Learn the how's and why's of weather at this free online resource at...

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream


NWS-- Weather Health
National Weather Service/NOAA
Program Analyst
1325 East West Highway
W/SP, Room11413
Silver Spring, MD   20910
 
Contact: Margaret Fowke
 
E-mail: margaret.fowke@noaa.gov

 
URL: http://www.noaa.gov
 
Booth Number(S): W28
 

As weather changes continue to occur, an increasing number of hospital issues have been emerging. Hospitals and clinics are currently operating at full capacity and the need to treat victims of severe weather events places an increasing strain on already overburdened medical system. NWS/NOAA is engaged in efforts to assist the hospital sector’s ability to use forecast information to add/reduce staff, make critical decisions to evacuate critical patients before losing power and improve preparation and response to weather events. NWS services and products are provided as public service at each local Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) around the country. Warning Coordination Meteorologists are available to assist the medical community interpret and understand forecast information. This booth will offer additional opportunities for public to interact with US hospitals recently impacted by severe weather and NWS product applications in use for medical decisions prior to storm arrival.


Okemos High School/Okemos Public Schools
  
 
Contact:
 
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URL: http://www.okemosscholls.net
 
Booth Number(S): W91
 


Raytheon Company
Raytheon
1200 South Jupiter Road
Garland, TX   75042
 
Contact: Iffat Hasan
 
E-mail: Iffat_Hasan@raytheon.com

 
URL: http://www.mathmovesu.com/
 
Booth Number(S): 108, W17, W18
 

Raytheon's MathMovesU program is an innovative initiative designed to engage middle school students in math by illustrating the connection between math, their passions and interests and "cool" careers. Raytheon believes that tomorrow's engineers and technologists need to be excited by and interested in math today.


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
SAIC
BD Manager
400 VIRGINIA AVE. SW
Ste 800
Washington, DC   200024
 
Contact: John Lasley
 
E-mail: john.a.lasley@saic.com

 
URL: http://www.saic.com
 
Booth Number(S): 116, W46
 

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®


So You Want To Be a Meteorologist?
University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK   73071
 
Contact: Renee Curry
 
E-mail: curry_renee@ou.edu

 
Booth Number(S): W56
 

Please stop by and spend some time with current undergraduate and graduate students that are studying meteorology and the related atmospheric sciences. These students will be available to answer a wide array of questions ranging from the college application process, how to get an internship, upcoming careers and even to discuss their interests in meteorology and the related atmospheric sciences.


Southwest Miami Sr. High
  
 
Contact:
 
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URL: http://sweagles.dadeschools.net
 
Booth Number(S): W95
 


Taylor & Francis
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URL: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com
 
Booth Number(S): 351, W50
 


The COMET Program (UCAR)
UCAR/COMET
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO   80307-3000
 
Contact: Information
 
E-mail: info@comet.ucar.edu

 
URL: http://www.meted.ucar.edu
 
Booth Number(S): 300, W52
 

Visit COMET® and enter the world of meteorology! Learn about science by seeing it through the eyes of the weather! Engage your imagination with over 550 hours of COMET’s interactive distance learning materials which provides and delivers free education and training in the geosciences. Explore COMET's MetEd Website, the portal to a rich and fascinating computer-based multimedia library!


The Weather Channel/The Weather Company
  
 
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Booth Number(S): W48, W49
 

To see videos recorded with the Weather Channel's Weather Wall at WeatherFest go to:

uservideo.weather.com

Once on site, search the name of the person in the video.


Thompson Middle School
  
 
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URL: http://www.newportrischools.org
 
Booth Number(S): W14
 

Sea and Sky Quilt Squares One skill that all scientists share is the ability to make accurate observations. Come and create your one-of-a-kind sea or sky square by drawing your favorite atmospheric phenomena or marine creature! Good observation skills are all that's required.


UCAR Center for Science Education
UCAR Education & Outreach
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO   80307-3000
 
Contact: Laura Allen
 
E-mail: lallen@ucar.edu

 
URL: http://www.eo.ucar.edu
 
Booth Number(S): 401, W54
 

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Office of Education and Outreach

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a consortium of universities and colleges with programs in the atmospheric and related sciences. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the UCAR Community Programs (UCP), which provide research, education, facilities, and other services to advance understanding of the relationship between Earth and humankind.
The UCAR Office of Education and Outreach (EO) works to promote scientific literacy and advance all levels of education and training in subjects related to Earth’s atmosphere. EO offers numerous programs, workshops, and resources for educators, students and the general public to accomplish these goals.


University of Georgia -- College of Education
Dept. of Counseling
402 Aderhold Hall
University of GA
Athens, GA   30602
 
Contact: Alan Stewart
 
E-mail: aeswx@uga.edu

 
URL: http://www.coe.uga.edu/~astewart/MoDWebs.htm
 
Booth Number(S): W76
 


University of Oklahoma
Univ of Okla
Assoc Dean
120 David L Boren Blvd
Suite 1100
Norman, OK   73071
 
Contact: Kevin Kloesel
 
E-mail: kkloesel@nwc.ou.edu

 
URL: http://www.ags.ou.edu/welcome.php
 
Booth Number(S): 240, W24
 

The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma administers, guides, and directs an academic enterprise in geography, geoinformatics, and meteorology so as to become the international leader in weather- and climate-related education and training, environmental and sustainability studies, research and development, and extension and outreach.


University of Wisconsin-Madison,Space Sci. & Engineering Cr
CIMSS/SSEC
1225 W. Dayton
Madison, WI
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Contact: Margaret Mooney
 
E-mail: margaret.mooney@ssec.wisc.edu

 
URL: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxfest/
 
Booth Number(S): 626, W58
 

Learn more about weather and climate by viewing satellite imagery on a 3D globe and interacting with computer animations that allow you to explore physical processes such as tornadoes, air density effects on baseballs, thunderstorms, rainbows, snowflake crystals (and more!).


Vaisala, Inc.
Vaisala, Inc.
Marketing Specialist
2705 E. Medina Rd.
Tucson, AZ   85756
 
Contact: Mindy Strickling
 
E-mail: mindy.strickling@vaisala.com

 
URL: http://www.vaisala.com
 
Booth Number(S): 608, W79
 

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, providing services, products and solutions for meteorology, environmental sciences, aviation, traffic and industry. Built on science-based innovation, advanced technology and over 70 years of experience, Vaisala is committed to providing a better quality of life through environmental measurement. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs over 1100 professionals and is listed on the Nordic Exchange, Helsinki. www.vaisala.com


Weather Research Center
  
 
Contact:
 
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URL: http://www.wxresearch.org
 
Booth Number(S): W57
 


WSB-TV
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URL: http://wsbtv.com
 
Booth Number(S): W40, W41
 












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