Please forward to any interested high school weather enthusiasts!
If you know of any high school Student interested in weather who may want to attend weather camp for Free – Here’s an opportunity in our own “backyard.”
For the past two years, NOAA CREST (http://crest.ccny.cuny.edu/) has conducted a Weather Camp – one week at CCNY and one week here at the Upton.
When I spoke with the organizer today – only had 4 applications had been received. Obviously, the word has not gotten out. (the target is for 12 to 15 students in total)
The City University of New York weather camp is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area. This year, weather camp will run from July 11-22, and is offered free of charge.
The first week is a day camp on the campus of the City College of New York. Concepts of meteorology are demonstrated by hands-on activities whenever possible, and applied to weather observations both locally and around the country. Experts on such topics as severe storms and climate will speak and answer questions.
During the second week the camp moves to Long Island for field work with the New York National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office located on the campus of Brookhaven National Laboratory. We will camp within walking distance of a beach on the north shore of Long Island, and each morning will go to the (NWS) for in depth study of weather phenomena, with the afternoons devoted to field observations of the sea breeze effect, the urban heat island, the surface environment and clouds.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any Junior or Senior considering a career in meteorology or relate field.
Contact the Weather Camp Director as soon as possible for more details:
Dr. Brian Vant-Hull
or send applications to: (applications can also be e-mailed)
Steinman Hall, room 103
City College of New York
140th st. and Convent ave
New York, NY, 10031
Sent by Mark L. Kramer
NYC/LI Chapter of the AMS