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Wild Weather Summer Camp

Face nature's fury: lightning, tornadoes, blizzards, and more

Spend a week studying the weather in the Rushmore Region, home to some of the wildest weather in the country—like the national record for fastest temperature change. The 50-degree drop in an hour shattered windows as the temperature dipped below freezing, above, and back down again. 

Get a hands-on experience in weather forecasting, including learning about tornadoes from local experts, setting up weather stations around the Black Hills with direct access to state-of-the-art equipment, and learning about flash floods firsthand from the historic spot of the most devastating flood in South Dakota history.

Hands-on. Hi-tech. All in the beautiful Black Hills.

  • Get an inside peek at the making of a monster storm. Learn how tornadoes and thunderstorms form and how meteorologists predict these phenomena.
  • Observe thunderstorm development over the Black Hills (weather permitting).
  • Launch large weather balloons to observe the upper atmosphere.
  • Set up weather stations in teams around the beautiful Black Hills.
  • Meet an on-air meteorologist, watch a live broadcast, and do a mock forecast at a local TV station.
  • Learn how to analyze weather maps and make a forecast.
  • See firsthand how changes to the climate may affect local ecosystems such as streams, plants, and organisms.                  
  • Visit the Rapid City National Weather Service office and meet with experts in the field.
  • Please note final activities may vary.

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Date: June 10-15, 2018
Cost: $975
Grades: 9-12 

  • Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board
  • $300 registration fee, applied to cost of program
  • Minimum enrollment must be met
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For more information

Contact Youth Camp Coordinator,
TAYLOR DAVIS
(605) 394-1261
Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu


Brought to you by —

Adam FrenchWild Weather Summer Camp is directed by Dr. Adam French, a Mines expert in tornadoes and thunderstorms, and involves faculty from the SD Mines Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program which offers undergraduate and graduate studies in meteorology and atmospheric sciences.  ( Learn more about what atmospheric scientists and meteorologists do).


 

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