August 11, 2015

UAlbany Hosts Weather & Climate Day Camp for Local Urban Teens

University at Albany Weather & Climate Camp is a free, week-long day camp for teens currently in grades 9-11 from Schenectady, Albany, Troy, Watervliet and Rensselaer. With guidance from UAlbany atmospheric scientists, campers will interpret images from weather satellites and radar, learn about weather analysis and forecasting, launch a weather balloon, create “weather” in a rotating tank, and gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change. This Camp will take place from Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

It includes a field trip to the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center’s Whiteface Mountain weather observatory in the Adirondacks, and the National Weather Service’s Albany forecast office.