We are sorry to announce that the Oklahoma Environmental Education Expo 2015 has been cancelled due to low registration. We were excited about our excellent schedule of talks and activities planned for the meeting, but for a variety of reasons educators were not able to attend.
We are excited to hold the EE Expo 2015 at the National Weather Center. We are taking advantage of local knowledge by focusing on weather and climate. In 2015, we will make the connection between environmental education and weather and climate. With the National Weather Center in Norman as our backdrop, EE Expo will highlight the variety of weather and climate activities and ideas that can be explored.
Weather balloons, rain gauges, climate change, seasons, wind energy, and precipitation run off are just some of the topics to be covered at EE Expo 2015! We have over 20 environmental education presentations to choose from during this full day of informative activities and talks. The day will begin with keynote speaker Gary McManus, State Climatologist, and author of the Mesonet Ticker. Many focus on the meeting’s theme, weather and climate. Teacher led presentations will introduce you to activities that have worked in their classrooms. Talks cover a broad spectrum of ages and grades from preschool to adult. Experts from the Oklahoma Mesonet, National Severe Storms Lab, and South Central Climate Science Center will describe a hands-on and online tools and activities you can use in a variety of educational settings. Bring your laptop or tablet to download apps and follow along as presenters demonstrate online tools and websites. To learn more about what they do, you can sign up for a tour of the National Weather Center and explore the possibility for future field trips.
Bring your laptop, tablet, and smartphone to download apps and follow along as presenters demonstrate online tools and websites.
New Venue for 2015
The National Weather Center houses a unique confederation of University of Oklahoma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state organizations that work together in partnership to improve understanding of events occurring in Earth’s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space.