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Scientists in Action: Wild Weather

Program Description

The weather can appear to change in an instant: 70 degrees at lunchtime, snow at dinner. Wind, hail, tornadoes, and more seem to sometimes come out of nowhere, wreaking havoc and leaving destruction in their wake. As surprising as severe storms can be, they aren’t entirely unpredictable. Atmospheric scientists like Dr. Karen Kosiba from the Center for Severe Weather Research use specialized tools to study how destructive weather forms and predict storms before they happen, making wild weather a little less scary. Join Dr. Kosiba for a live look at the tools and methods she uses to study the skies. Your students’ questions will guide our exploration.  


Recommended for grades 4 – 12, but all are welcome.

Date and Times

Thursday, April 9 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time.


Program Length

45 minutes


Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time. 

Equipment requirements

  • Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers.
  • Scientists in Action productions use Zoom videoconferencing software, downloadable at
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