Saturday, February 6, 2016

Free First Sunday Weatherfest at Bob Bullock Museum in Austin

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BullockMuseum, which hosts
Weatherfestin the free
First Sunday program
Keep weather on your radar at Austin's annual WeatherFest, Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12 noon till 5 p.m. Enjoy free exhibit admission at Bob Bullock Museum where families can experience hands-on science experiments, weather-related films and panel discussions, hands-on activities, and more.

Join Girlstart to learn more about weather science:
  • Explore aerodynamics and make a glider.
  • Make a LEGO building that could withstand an earthquake
  • Learn about spectroscopes
  • Be a weather reporter
  • Create an extreme weather shelter
  • Tell time with the sun and make a pocket sundial
Free Scheduled Presentations
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.: El Nino Q&A, Classrooms
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.: Ask-A-Meteorologist Panel Discussion, Classrooms

Films include Wild Texas Weather, 1-2 p.m. and Shipwrecked, 2:30-4 p.m.

Drop by and visit these exhibitors from 12-3 p.m.:

Burton Fitzsimmons - Time Warner Cable News, Girlstart, Lower Colorado River Authority, Advanced Radar Research Center from University of Oklahoma, KEYE and meteorologist Chikage Windler, Austin Fire Department Swift Water Rescue, KXAN and meteorologist Jim Spencer, Austin Fire Department Wildfire Division, National Weather Service, Austin Astronomical Society, National Weather Center, City of Austin Watershed Protection, and U.S. Geological Survey.
While there, families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibits that showcase artifacts from around the state. Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas.




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