Science Outreach to Local Schools
OOMG member Laura McGee visited Mrs. Schuman’s 5th grade math class at Briarcliff Elementary to give a talk on hurricanes. She used the Coupled Northwest Atlantic Prediction System (CNAPS) forecast of Hurricane Matthew to illustrate the low pressure, high wind, and high wave conditions that occur in hurricanes, and to show the relative accuracy of ocean models to observations. The students asked many thoughtful questions about the processes behind hurricanes. Thank you, Mrs. Schuman and Briarcliff Elementary!
Laura’s talk followed her lesson plan, “Looking at Hurricanes in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Track, Characteristics, and Human Impacts,” which is available through the SciREN portal.