Monday, 11 January 2016: 5:00 PM
Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes and thunderstorms…these are some events that a large majority of people living on our planet may encounter throughout the course of their lives. During these events, preparedness is essential for people to learn how to deal with the severe weather and to lessen the possible loss of lives. Using the knowledge that is provided to us from the Weather Ready-Nation program the general public can be better prepared. The information can be presented by individuals or groups that have studied and learned how to present the program to larger groups such as schools, communities and cities. The Western Illinois University Severe Weather Club is one example of a group that has taken the knowledge they gained from the Weather Ready-Nation program and is sharing the information with people of all ages in order to help make a more informed nation. This presentation will illustrate how the Severe Weather Club is educating the public, including students and adults at local elementary schools by using different techniques.
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