Hurricanes, Science and Society: Weeklong Summer Institute for Teachers

The Office of Marine Programs (OMP) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is accepting applications for a 1-week Summer Institute for teachers on hurricane science and hurricane impacts on society. The Institute is open to middle and high school science teachers from the Southern New England region. The Institute will introduce teachers to hurricane science, observation and forecasting, preparation for hurricanes, and the impacts of hurricanes. Participants will interact with leading hurricane science researchers and visit coastal field locations as part of the Institute. During the Institute, participants will develop an activity related to hurricanes that they can use in their classrooms. OMP is conducting this Institute as part of the development of a new online resource about hurricanes:  Hurricanes, Science and Society.

Applications are available here:

You can either type in your information and email it to the contact below, or you can print it out and mail it to the address listed on the application.
Dates: July 26-July 30, 2010

Location: URI Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI

Contact: Holly Morin –

Application Deadline: May 7 (postmarked by May 7, 2010, for those submitting their applications via USPS)
Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.  All travel costs are responsibility of the participant.

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