3.1 Galvanizing Excitement Around GOES-R with Science Teachers, Science Centers and TV Broadcasters

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 8:30 AM
308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit and M. Gunshor

GOES-R promises unprecedented remote sensing resources to monitor environmental phenomena and advance STEM education. The GOES-R satellite series (GOES-R, S, T, & U) will usher in significant technological advances in geostationary observations, necessitating outreach and training across multiple sectors. This presentation details efforts out of Madison Wisconsin, the birthplace of satellite meteorology, to raise awareness around GOES-R capabilities working with TV meteorologists, Science On a Sphere (SOS) venues, and grades 6-12 science teachers, to ultimately reach even broader sectors of society in TV viewing audiences, visitors to science centers, and students in science classes nationwide.
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