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Storm Fest

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Brittany Petrarca


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 http://sai.cup.edu/weather/web-content/events/stormfest/2010.

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