Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Announcing Weather Day at the DSC!

Have you noticed how much attention weather gets on social media? I challenge you to go to Facebook on any given day and not find someone posting something about the weather! It's a part of our everyday lives, whether we like it or not!

While we all have our opinions about the weather, our interest at the Detroit Science Center is in better understanding it! On October 2, we'll have an exciting line-up of activities related to weather!

Here's our Weather Day line-up:

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Weather related educational activities

11:00 a.m. Planetarium show "Blown Away"

1:00 p.m. Dr. Groves reading of "The Weathers" on the Science Stage

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scout weather program (pre-registration necessary)

2:30 p.m. Andrew Humphrey (Channel 4 meteorologist) presentation in Planetarium

3:00 p.m. Planetarium show "Blown Away"

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy award winning meteorologist and reporter at WDIV-TV Local 4. In addition, he is proud to have earned the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) distinction. Andrew is also a Trustee of the Detroit Science Center.

Dr. O. D. Groves, Ed.D, is a recipient of the Editor's Choice Award from the National Library of Poetry, a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

About Blown Away: Discover the forces that drive our weather and seasons, follow "Drippy" the rain drop as he travels around the water cycle, and learn where tornados and hurricanes come from, and how lightning strikes in this exciting exploration of our weather and climate.

Cub Scout Program: We will also have a special Cub Scout program about weather that day! The Weather Belt Loop workshop will feature the ‘Water Cycle Game’, the creation of a simple weather station that collects rainwater and shows temperature, the Humphrey talk and the Blown Away planetarium show. Scouts that successfully complete all 3 requirements will be awarded a Cub Scout ‘Weather’ belt loop along with a DSC Scout workshop patch. To register, contact reservations at 313.577.8400, option 5.

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