Extreme Weather


Grades 4 - 8


Thursday, September 25, 2014

9 a.m. Mountain Time. Sold Out
10 a.m. Mountain Time. Requirement: Webcam/desktop (DMNS will provide software link)
11 a.m. Mountain Time. Sold Out
1 p.m. Mountain Time. Sold Out


45 minutes


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


IP videoconferencing codec equipment (H.323) or a Webcam/desktop computer (DMNS will provide software link)


Karen Kosiba PhD, research meteorologist with the Center for Severe Weather Research, has a thing for tornadoes. She likes to know how they form, what the winds are like inside them, and how they cause damage. Each spring she and her team of 20 chase twisters using three mobile radar trucks and 22 tornado pods to better understand what is happening on the inside of the storm. When tornado season is finished, they then think about hurricanes. Join Dr. Kosiba as she shares her knowledge of extreme weather.

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FILL OUT THE DISTANCE LEARNING REQUEST FORM ONLINE TODAY or call 303.370.6000, daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Reservations are required at least 21 days in advance.


  • Q

    When do we test our virtual connection?

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    The system must be tested two weeks in advance.

  • Q

    How can I prepare my students for this experience?

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    After watching the video above, have your students write down their questions for the Scientists. Question Guidelines (PDF | 93KB)

  • Q

    What to do the day of your program?

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    Please be connected 15 minutes prior to start time for audio-video check. Please begin the broadcast with your equipment muted. Classroom teacher MUST be present in the room at ALL times during the broadcast.

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