Into the Storm
From Heidi Turcotte
Into the Storm: Exploring a Virtual Weather and Climate Summer Camp
1:25 pm to 2:55 pm
Although the COVID-19 pandemic closed doors for K-12 students to participate in-person on campus at Georgia Tech for summer programming, the transition of camps to a virtual format opened doors for increased participation from students around the U.S. This also allowed for increased opportunities to invite experts as guest speakers at no cost. Given such advantages, the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, in partnership with CEISMC, transitioned their ""Into the Storm"" high school meteorology summer camp to a virtual format during Summer 2020.
The goal of this workshop is to allow participants the opportunity to test out the hands-on virtual activities implemented within this summer camp as well as learn how weather and climate experts played a pivotal role in interacting with student participants. Suggestions for how one can implement similar strategies within other virtual STEAM camps will be discussed, including how to engage students of all knowledge backgrounds.