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OUTREACH:The 13th Annual WeatherFest

Published March 2014

The 13th Annual 'WeatherFest' was held in February 2014 sponsored by and in conjunction with the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Always a very popular feature before the AMS meeting begins, WeatherFest is an interactive, hands-on science and weather fair event open to the public. The event is designed to stimulate interest in STEM and has activities for children of all ages. This year, over 3500 attended the event at the Georgia International Convention Center. The theme of the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting was "Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New Perspectives Opportunities, and Tools." Lots of NOAA staff were on hand engaging with the students and were all supported by materials provided by NOAA Education.

A view across the convention center shows the crowd participating in the range of activities.

Highlights of the event included "Mrs. Virginia International 2014" Cheryl Nelson, former Norfolk, VA area broadcast meteorologist with NWS mascot, "Owlie Skywarn" entertaining the audience.

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