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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
830 AM PDT TUE JUL 8 2014

...NOAA SCIENCE CAMP UNDERWAY...

THIS YEARS NOAA SCIENCE CAMP IS UNDERWAY THIS WEEK AT THE NOAA
WESTERN REGION CENTER AT SAND POINT IN SEATTLE. ABOUT 55 PUGET SOUND
AREA INCOMING 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS ARE ATTENDING. A SECOND NOAA
SCIENCE CAMP WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK WITH ANOTHER GROUP OF CAMPERS.

NOW IN ITS 13TH YEAR...NOAA SCIENCE CAMP SPARKS YOUNG PEOPLES
INTEREST IN MARINE SCIENCE AND IN SCIENCE...TECHNOLOGY...ENGINEERING
AND MATH (STEM) CAREERS THROUGH INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING DEVELOPED AND
TAUGHT BY NOAA SCIENTISTS.

DURING THE FIVE-DAY CAMP...STUDENTS LEARN IN TEAMS ABOUT REAL-LIFE
ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS THROUGH HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES AT SEVERAL NOAA
OFFICES AND APPLY THOSE LESSONS TO UNRAVEL A PUGET SOUND
ENVIRONMENTAL MYSTERY. IN ADDITION...HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
PARTICIPATING IN THE CAMPS TWO-WEEK JUNIOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM GAIN
SKILL IN MENTORING YOUNGER STUDENTS WHILE PRACTICING MORE ADVANCED
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS AND WORKING WITH MARINE SCIENCE
PROFESSIONALS.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE PARTICIPATES IN THE CAMP BY
OFFERING SEVERAL LABS AND HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS THAT ADDRESS AIR
PRESSURE...HYDROLOGY...AND WIND AND WAVES. ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES
PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE USED IN SOLVING THE MYSTERY.

OTHER FUN NOAA ACTIVITIES FOR CAMPERS INCLUDES CHARTING...MARINE
MAMMALS...FISHERIES...MARINE BIOLOGY AND THE NOAA DIVE CENTER. LATER
IN THE WEEK...CAMPER TEAMS GATHER AND USE THEIR NEW FOUND KNOWLEDGE
TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY. THE TEAMS OFFER THEIR CONCLUSIONS ON THE FINAL
DAY SHARING THEM WITH THEIR PARENTS AND FELLOW STUDENTS.

IN TIME...MANY OF THESE STUDENTS WILL HAVE FUTURES IN MATH AND
SCIENCE! THIS FUN SCIENCE CAMP IS SUPPORTED AND MANAGED BY
WASHINGTON SEA GRANT. TO SEE SOME CAMP PHOTOS...VISIT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK SITE:
HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/US.NATIONALWEATHERSERVICE.SEATTLE.GOV

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BUEHNER




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