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A look back: 5 student success stories from NOAA and our partners

Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
From kindergarteners to high schoolers and beyond, we love to hear about the great things students have accomplished when it comes to helping the ocean and atmosphere. Whether it’s learning about how to make their communities more resilient and sustainable or figuring out how to drastically reduce waste in their schools, these students were ahead of the game in making a difference for our world! Take a look back at these past student success stories from NOAA and our partners in 2018 and 2019.

A look back: What does it take to be an operational meteorologist? Students learned tools of the trade from the NWS

Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
Meteorology students face plenty of career choices: should they go into broadcast, research, or operational forecasting? Each track offers a very different experience. And while students are exposed to broadcasters on television and researchers at their universities, it can be a challenge for them to experience operational forecasting.

A look back: Student marsh restoration saved shoreline from devastating hurricane

Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
In October 2018, Hurricane Michael smacked the Florida Panhandle with winds up to 160 mph and storm surges as high as 14 feet. In Franklin County, houses were damaged, roads washed out, and overnight, debris and erosion transformed the coast. But at the Apalachicola Reserveoffsite link, a ribbon of saltmarsh extending about 1,000 feet along the coast was remarkably undisturbed in the wake of that category five storm — a testimony to the power of local students.

A look back: Chicago teens became advocates for building the city’s climate resilience

Tue, 2020-07-28 23:00
In 2019, Saturday visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, one of the largest science museums in the world, learned about the city’s past and future climate and weather challenges from an unlikely source — Chicago teens. As future leaders who will make decisions about the issues they face in their communities, MSI positioned high school-aged teens to act as advocates for building the city’s resilience to the impacts and consequences of global climate change.