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The Florida Climate Center, along with the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), is committed to educating the public about research efforts and issues related to meteorology, climatology and physical oceanography. We regularly participate in community events and are available to give presentations to groups of all ages.

For more information on the meteorological presentations, please click the headers below to see what demonstrations are available. If you are interested in a physical oceanography presentation, please refer to our list of Meteorology & Oceanography Presentations for K-12 Students.

To schedule a presentation please contact on of our Outreach Educators.

Daniel Brouillette
Daniel Brouillette

Ocean Sciences Educator

 

Outreach Presentations

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CoCoRaHS

Learn how to measure precipitation using rain gauges, and how your family, classroom, or youth group can participate in CoCoRaHS! CoCoRaHS is a grassroots network of volunteers who collect daily precipitation measurements and submit their measurements into an online database used by scientists around the country.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Precipitation, Citizen Weather Networks, Observing Weather
Activities - Water Balloon Toss, Rain Gauge Relay Race, Rain Makers


Florida Severe Weather

An overview of extreme weather in Florida, including interactive questions and answers, and important safety information.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Lightning
Activities - Quiz, Interactive Online Games, Hail Pad, Paper Bag Thunder, Balloon Static Electricity, Tornado Bottle


Fronts

This presentation gives an overview on fronts, including the types and weather associated with frontal passages.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Jet Stream, Warm/Cold Fronts, Severe Weather
Activities - Cloud in a Bottle, Fluid Density Demo, Bernoulli Wind Bags


Introduction to Weather

This presentation gives an overview of weather and climate with a focus on Florida.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Weather Instruments, Observing Weather, Climatology
Activities - Cloud in a Bottle


Lightning Safety

Learn the importance of understanding how lightning forms, intersting lightning facts and ways to be safe in the event of a thunderstorm.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Storms, Lightning, Thunder
Activities - Interactive Lightning Quiz, Videos


Liquid Sunshine State

Explore the hydrologic cycle, with all of its twist and turns, and how it impacts Florida.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Hydrological Cycle, Precipitation, Drought
Activities - Saltwater Intrusion, Rain Gauge Relay Race, Journey of a Water Molecule


Power of Wind

Learn about the different forces that cause the wind to blow, and how wind is responsible for our day to day weather.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Pressure, Thermals, Corolis Force, Fronts
Activities - Tea Bag Rockets, Bernoulli Wind Bags, Candle/Water Trick


Weather Jeopardy

Interactive Jeopardy game tests knowledge of basic weather concepts.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Weather Instruments, Weather Safety, Severe Weather, Meteorology

Careers in Meteorology

Ever wondered about being a meteorologist and what jobs there are out there for weather enthusiasts? This talk will outline a variety of job opportunities for those interested in weather, along with ideas on what to expect in college.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - STEM


CoCoRaHS

Learn how to measure precipitation using rain gauges, and how your family, classroom, or youth group can participate in CoCoRaHS! CoCoRaHS is a grassroots network of volunteers who collect daily precipitation measurements and submit their measurements into an online database used by scientists around the country.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Precipitation, Citizen Weather Networks, Observing Weather
Activities - Water Balloon Toss, Rain Gauge Relay Race, Rain Makers


Florida Severe Weather

An overview of extreme weather in Florida, including interactive questions and answers, and important safety information.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Lightning
Activities - Quiz, Interactive Online Games, Hail Pad, Paper Bag Thunder, Balloon Static Electricity, Tornado Bottle


Fronts

This presentation gives an overview on fronts, including the types and weather associated with frontal passages.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Jet Stream, Warm/Cold Fronts, Severe Weather
Activities - Cloud in a Bottle, Fluid Density Demo, Bernoulli Wind Bags


Historic Florida Weather Events

A look back at some of the most impactful weather events in the state since 1890.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Florida, Historic Weather, Severe Weather


Introduction to Weather

This presentation gives an overview of weather and climate with a focus on Florida.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Weather Instruments, Observing Weather, Climatology
Activities - Cloud in a Bottle


Liquid Sunshine State

Explore the hydrologic cycle, with all of its twist and turns, and how it impacts Florida.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Hydrological Cycle, Precipitation, Drought
Activities - Saltwater Intrusion, Rain Gauge Relay Race, Journey of a Water Molecule


Power of Wind

Learn about the different forces that cause the wind to blow, and how wind is responsible for our day to day weather.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Pressure, Thermals, Corolis Force, Fronts
Activities - Tea Bag Rockets, Bernoulli Wind Bags, Candle/Water Trick


Wacky Weather

This presentation explores some of the more unbelievable weather stories that have been documented through U.S. history.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Weather, Severe Weather, Historic Weather Events


Weather Jeopardy

Interactive Jeopardy game tests knowledge of basic weather concepts.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Weather Instruments, Weather Safety, Severe Weather, Meteorology

Careers in Meteorology

Ever wondered about being a meteorologist and what jobs there are out there for weather enthusiasts? This talk will outline a variety of job opportunities for those interested in weather, along with ideas on what to expect in college.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - STEM


Climate: A History Lesson

A presentation that gives background to the study of climate (climatology) and some historical prespective of climate and human interactions.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Climatology, History, Weather


Climate Change and Variability in Florida

A presentation giving background information on the science of climate change, with emphasis on current and projected changes in the state of Florida.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Varability, El Niño Southern Oscillation


Historic Florida Weather Events

A look back at some of the most impactful weather events in the state since 1890.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Florida, Historic Weather, Severe Weather


Florida and ENSO

An introduction to the El Niño/La Niña cycle in the Pacific Ocean and how it impacts the climate of the Southeast U.S. and Florida, including extreme events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, freezes, and droughts.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - El Niño Southern Oscillation, Weather Patterns, Ocean Currents


Wacky Weather

This presentation explores some of the more unbelievable weather stories that have been documented through U.S. history.

Audience - Classroom, Assembly
Topics - Weather, Severe Weather, Historic Weather Events


Weather Forecasting - Tornadoes

This presentation gives an introduction in the forecasting process and how to use the tools to forecast a severe weather event, with a focus on the tornado outbreak in April 2012.

Audience - Classroom
Topics - STEM, Tornadoes, Severe Weather, Forecasting

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