Programs & Events

Extreme North Carolina Weather!

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
053
Program Type: 
Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Sep. 11, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
Multiple Times: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014; 6:30pm-8:00pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 8. Minors 8-15 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab- 2nd floor
Fee: 
$5 per participant. $3 for Friends of the Museum

Tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms...when it comes to interesting and sometimes dangerous weather, North Carolina seems to get it all! But how do these incredible weather phenomena form? How are they forecast? And what can you do to prepare for them?

In this class, we will explore the science behind the worst types of weather that affect our state every year — tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, winter storms, and hurricanes. We will also discuss how to look out for and recognize potentially hazardous weather, and how to keep yourself and your family safe when stormy weather comes your way.

Participants will also learn how to make a barometer - an instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure — from ordinary household materials. You can use this simple barometer to quickly tell whether fair weather (rising air pressure) or stormy weather (falling air pressure) is on the way. The cost of the workshop includes materials to make a homemade barometer as well as a laminated, re-useable hurricane tracking chart and preparedness checklist.

Program Instructor: Katherine Nunn

Registration information: Program is full
*Please note our registration system is not compatible with smartphones.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Please Note: This program is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not met. Refunds will only be given if this program is canceled by the Museum. Notice of cancellation will be given via email, at least 72 hours in advance.