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Storm Fest

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Brittany Petrarca

Posted on February 19, 2010

Weather takes center stage when Cal U meteorology students present StormFest

Feb. 26-27 at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

The third annual event entertains children and their families while

educating them about the geosciences.

School groups in grades K-6 can enjoy a wide range of hands-on activities

from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 26.

Under the direction of Cal U Earth Sciences, Communication Studies and

Elementary Education students, children create edible ³landfills,² clouds in

a bottle, tornadoes in a jar and more. In all, more than 20 activities are


The Feb. 27 session is open to the public and features appearances by Nick

³The Weather Dude² Walker from The Weather Channel and hurricane hunter Maj.

John Gordon, a meteorologist in Louisville, Ky. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

StormFest is free with Science Center admission.

Last year more than 1,800 visitors attended StormFest, including families

and school groups from throughout western Pennsylvania.

For more about StormFest, visit

At Where Science Happens, teachers can learn more about Carnegie Science Center programs, including the Weekend Robotics Workshops presented by Cal U.