Alaska Airlines Inc.
Booth Number(S): W419
Display and demonstration of a variety of meteorological products and applications that Alaska Airlines utilizes in its System Operations Control Center.
BPA (a component of the U.S. Department of Energy) is a nonprofit and self-funded federal power marketing administration in the Pacific Northwest.
Congress created BPA in 1937 to deliver and sell the power from Bonneville Dam.
BPA now markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants.
BPA seeks to deliver power at the best value, while mitigating the impacts on the environment.
BPA prioritizes adequate, efficient and reliable power and is committed to cost-based rates.
BPA also provides educational resources to teachers and students in grades K through 12
Our materials focus on hydropower, electricity, renewable energy, climate change, environment fish and wildlife and energy efficiency.
Through these programs, BPA assists regional schools in providing a high-quality education and preparing students for future employment.
We sponsor and participate in a variety of education programs for kids, including science fairs and competitions, classroom presentations, summer science camps, worksite visits, tours and career-based learning experiences.
At BPA, we know the power of lending a hand. Our volunteer program provides hands-on support to community projects that support math and science education, energy conservation and environmental stewardship.
BPA employees engage with the communities in the region we serve to make a difference.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for the past 74 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information
While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).
Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.
CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public. The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. To advance within the organization, members are required to participate in the educational program. Aerospace educators at CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., provide current materials that reflect the highest standards of educational excellence. Aerospace education is divided into two parts: internal and external.
The internal aerospace education program has two parts as well: cadet and senior. Cadets complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement levels of the cadet program. Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable of aerospace issues and the AE program that CAP provides. They are further encouraged to share the information obtained with their local communities and school systems.
CAP's external aerospace programs are conducted through our nation's educational system. Each year, CAP sponsors many workshops in states across the nation, reaching hundreds of educators and thereby thousands of young people. These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology. CAP's aerospace education members receive more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials.
Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.
Search and Rescue
Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Outside the continental United States, CAP supports the Joint Rescue Coordination Centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Just how effective are the CAP missions? Approximately 75-100 people are saved each year by CAP members.
Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.
CAP flies humanitarian missions, usually in support of the Red Cross-transporting time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue, in situations where other means of transportation are not available.
Air Force Support
It's hardly surprising that CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.
Earth Networks offers a web-based instructional program that enables K-12 schools to use live weather and environmental data to improve student achievement across science, technology, math and geography.
Spark creativity, collaboration and analytical thinking with a weather-infused STEM curriculum while adding protection against severe weather threats.
Stop by the Girl Scout booth at Weatherfest! We'll be learning about clouds and making some too! Ask us about Girl Scouts STEM programming and find out what Girl Scouts have been up to in Western Washington.
Girl Scouts are Go Getters, Innovators, Risk Takers and Leaders. They have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic adventures.
Girl Scouts do big things. Our program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences Girls have as they earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more.
At Girl Scouts of Western Washington, our community is strong and our vision is clear: That every girl in Western Washington—regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or geographic location—is empowered to fulfill her potential and make the world a better place.
King County protects water quality and public health in the central Puget Sound region by providing high quality and effective treatment to wastewater collected from our local sewer agencies.
The county's Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) serves about 1.7 million people within a 424-square-mile service area, which includes most urban areas of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and northeast Pierce County.
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day - This project is designed to measure the variance of electricity produced by a solar panel on a clear day versus a cloudy day. It is a unique model demonstration involving a photgraphic gray-scale filter, a "Sun", a large globe, solar panel, and volt/current meters. There will also be a map of the various types of clouds. The target audience is grade school children, but may also pique the interest of adults.
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NASA Earth System Science conducts and sponsors research, collects new observations from space, develops technologies and extends science and technology education to learners of all ages. We work closely with our global partners in government, industry, and the public to enhance economic security, and environmental stewardship, benefiting society in many tangible ways. We conduct and sponsor research to answer fundamental science questions about the changes we see in climate, weather, and natural hazards, and deliver sound science that helps decision-makers make informed decisions.
NASA Langley Science Directorate aims to provide the public with unique NASA experiences, engaging activities, and advanced technology. Our products are developed and reviewed by science and education experts. Our goals include inspiring the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals and improving STEM literacy by providing innovative participation pathways for educators, students, and the public.
The AMS Weather Fest Booth will feature Earth science atmosphere resources! Learn how to observe clouds and help NASA scientists better understand the role of clouds in our weather and climate. Highlighting GLOBE Program resources and NASA satellite data.
This work supports the NASA Strategic objective to "Advance the Nation’s STEM education and workforce pipeline by working collaboratively with other agencies to engage students, teachers, and faculty in NASA’s missions and unique assets”
NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides secure and timely access to global environmental data and information from satellites and other sources to promote and protect the Nation's security, environment, economy, and quality of life. Come visit our booth, spin the Wheel of Science, and take home a prize and some free educational resources.
NOAA/NSSL HotSeat Warning Simulator
HotSeat is a web-based warning simulation tool designed for use by weather geeks of all ages. It uses archived WSR-88D data from actual events along with severe weather reports and damage survey photographs in a displaced real-time (DRT) mode to approximate the feel of issuing severe weather warnings in the National Weather Service. While running the scenario, the participant receives or loses points to indicate his/her success in the simulation.
The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center. The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.
At Weather Fest we will run an avalanche simulation on a scale model mountain slope every 1/2 hour.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
Salish Sea Expeditions' mission is inspiring youth to connect with the marine environment through boat-based scientific inquiry and hands-on learning, instilling curiosity, confidence, and critical thinking. Our vision is that all citizens experience the wonders of the marine environment and are equipped with the knowledge and investigative skills to address the greatest challenges that face humanity.
Salish Sea Expeditions is a unique non-profit organization with a 20 year history that actively engages middle and high school students in meaningful, boat-based marine learning experiences on Puget Sound. Working as members of teams in classrooms and aboard ship, students conduct authentic marine research projects. They deploy oceanographic equipment, gather and analyze data, plot a course for data collection stations, and learn basic piloting and navigation skills. Following their expedition they present their research at a professional Symposium at the University of Washington.
The Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) presents to the AMS Weatherfest guests the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, designated as TSE 2017 and popularly as "The Great American Eclipse".
This remarkable celestial event begins mid-morning, Monday, August 21, 2017 as the Moon eclipses the sun and the resulting penumbra shadows all 48 states of the US mainland. The most intense shadow, the darkness of the umbra will create a 70 mile wide "path of totality" begins in Oregon and 90 minutes later ends over the Atlantic Ocean east of South Carolina.
Volunteers with the SAS will present to AMS Weatherfest guests, an exhibit including principal eclipse images and videos about TSE 2017 and will provide demonstrations, hand-outs and expert descriptions of this "not-to-be-missed" "once-in-a-lifetime" event.
One fourth of the earth's continents is composed of mountainous terrain. Mountain rivers provide water for 40% of the world's population. Our research goals are to understand the spatial patterns of snow accumulation, snowmelt, and streamflow in complex terrain, particularly as they relate to changes in weather and climate. Come learn more at our Weatherfest exhibit.