Discover the science of weather—learn about geography, geology, meteorology, and more!
Hands-on activity stations are designed and presented by Cal U students who are currently majoring in geology, geographic information systems, mathematics, and education. Cal U students also recruit volunteers from Ohio University to assist at the event.
Visitors will learn how to make rocks, lava lamps, rains sticks, and "glurch," a substance that has both solid and liquid properties. Other StormFest favorites include a tornado in a jar, a raindrop experiment, and tutorials on how to make your own weather map, pinwheel, or even a thermometer.
On Feb. 15, school groups in grades K-6 will participate in StormFest activities from 10 am -2 pm. StormFest is open to the general public from 10 am -5 pm. Activities are free with paid admission to the Science Center.
On Feb. 16 at 11 am or 2 pm, Nick "the Weather Dude" Walker, a meteorologist from The Weather Channel will be signing autographs and performing at the Bayer Science Stage. Walker is the author of "Sing Along with the Weather Dude," a book and CD for children, and "Don't Get Scared, Just Get Prepared," a CD of weather songs to teach severe weather preparedness.
Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to receive a free souvenir T-shirt if they complete at least 18 activities that day. Offer is only valid on Feb. 16.
|Feb 15, 2013 - Feb 16, 2013||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|