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National Weather Camp at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

LINK: Weather Camp, June 6-10, 2016 Photo Review

 


UNL Weather Camper visit the National Weather Service, June, 2016

Next UNL Weather Camp: June 2017

Big Red Summer 2017 Camp Applications available Feb. 2017

 

What was new at the most recent June 6-10, 2016 Weather Camp?
We took a field trip to Omaha to visit the Advanced Weather Information Processing Development Laboratory at the Raytheon Facility and, we visited the Air Force Weather Agency Forecast Office and toured their global weather forecasting facility.


Check out the slide show of our Camp to the right>>>>>

And check out our photo gallery links listed below here.

Weather Camp Photo Galleries

Weather Camp June 2016
Weather Camp June 2015
Weather Camp June 2014
Weather Camp June 2013
Weather Camp June 2012
Weather Camp June 2011

What is Weather Camp?
Weather Camp is a week-long residential camp, i.e. the campers will spend the week on campus and stay overnight in our East Campus dorms. Breakfast, lunch,and dinner as well as Morning and afternoon snacks are provided each day.

Our theme is DISCOVER "Weather and Climate Science". Come and find out how scientists observe and forecast the weather as well as monitor the changing climate. During the week, participants will use instruments to make their own weather observations; learn how to forecast the weather; visit with National Weather Service forecasters; learn about the local weather and climate of Nebraska from tornadoes to blizzards; meet Emergency Management experts; learn about storm preparedness; and, using our UNL TV weather studio, each camper will create a video of their weathercaster experience in front of the green screen. We will also conduct experiments throughout the week inside the classroom as well as outside to demonstrate basic weather and climate processes.  Participants will also meet actual scientists and learn more about weather, climate, and science related careers. Related careers: Weather forecaster, television weathercaster, weather and climate researcher, applied climatologist, climate data resource specialist, planning agencies, environmental protection agency, science teacher.

What was new at the June 6-10, 2016 Weather Camp?
We took a field trip to Omaha to visit the Advanced Weather Information Processing Development Laboratory at the Raytheon Facility and, we visited the Air Force Weather Agency Forecast Office and toured their global weather forecasting facility.

What ages are eligible for the Weather Camp?
The UNL Weather Camp is now part of the UNL Big Red Camp Program for High School Level students. Students who will be entering Grades 10-12 in the fall semester following camp are eligible to attend. If space is available, we can lower the eligibility to students entering Grade 9 in the fall following the weather camp. (contact the weather camp director directly for this request).

Transition from a Middle School to a High School Camp.
The first four UNL Weather camps (2011, 12, 13, 14) were Middle School day camps. Our camp evolved into a High School level residential camp for the June 2015 Weather Camp. Our Weather Camp is now part of the larger UNL Big Red Camp week occurring in June of each year.

Where does the UNL Weather Camp take place?
Most events at Weather Camp will take place at Hardin Hall, which is located on the East Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hardin Hall is located at the intersection of 33rd and Holdrege Streets in Lincoln, NE. A few field trips are planned and will require travel to local places. Permission to travel will be required and transportation will be provided for the campers.

Weather Camp 2015 and 2016 Activities included:
A Visit with the Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service
Meeting a television weathercaster
Touring the National Weather Service forecast office
Seeing Storm Chase Tornado Intercept movies
Meeting several weather and climate scientists
Learning about weather, climate and other science careers
Conducting actual weather experiments in our lab and outside using instruments
Meeting with the National Drought Mitigation Center
Forecasting severe weather using the The NWS Warning Simulator in our lab
Touring Memorial Stadium and collecting micro-climate data in the stadium
Doing actual weather research in our computer lab

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How do I apply?
LINK to the 2017 application will be available February 2017.

Space is very limited so plan on applying as soon as possible.

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National Weather Camp Program.
The University of Nebraska was accepted into the National Weather Camp Program
in 2011 as a member of a growing network of Weather Camps offered throughout
the U.S. Learn more about the national program at this LINK.

UNL Weather camp Director: Dr. Ken Dewey
(email: kdewey1@unl.edu; Phone: 402-472-2908)

Weather Camp 2016 Sponsors:
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL
LI-COR Instruments
Raytheon
School of Natural Resources, UNL
UNL Extension
UNL 4-H

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of our weather camp? CLICK HERE

Weather Camp Promotional Posters:
UNL Weather Camp 2016 Poster
UNL Weather Camp 2015 Poster
UNL Weather Camp 2014 Poster
UNL Weather Camp 2013 Poster
UNL Weather Camp 2012 Poster

National Weather Camp Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 2014:
Two UNL Weather Camp Posters

LINKS:
National Weather Camp Program
News Story about our Weather Camp (2014)
News Story about our Weather Camp (2013)
News Story about our Weather Camp (2013)