January 14, 2007 — San Antonio, Texas
Over 1,000 kids in the San Antonio area came to have fun and learn about weather at WeatherFest 2007 on Sunday, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. NOAA had several booths at the event, including the biggest hit of the day: Weather Jeopardy. Prizes for answering Jeopardy trivia questions correctly included lights, pens, bags, and even NOAA Weather Radios. The big game of the day was when the Boy Scouts played the Girl Scouts–the girls won in a bonus overtime match.
After NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher helped to quiz the children on their knowledge of rip currents in Jeopardy, kids headed over to the San Antonio SeaWorld booth to meet some interesting creatures, including penguins, snakes, and a giant lizard.
WeatherFest is an interactive four-hour science and weather fair free to the public. The event features more than 65 exhibitors that promote the fascinating field of meteorology, oceanography, and related sciences. WeatherFest features weather demonstrations, hands-on weather and climate-related activities and games; opportunities to meet local television meteorologists, hurricane hunters, tornado chasers, and other science experts; a education and career section; and much more. For more information, go to AMS WeatherFest page.
A broadcaster from San Antonio’s FoxNews channel shows a Girl Scout how to use a green screen for weather forcasting.
Director of the National Weather Service, David L. Johnson, quizzes the audiences on their weather knowledge.
Vice Admiral Lautenbacher came face-to-face with a Giant Tegu, a lizard native to Argentina, at the SeaWorld San Antonio booth.