Just a reminder that the lecture event on February 23rd was cancelled. Our next WCFLAMS will be the trip on March 3rd to Weedon Island. For more information and how to register, see our events tab. ... See MoreSee Less
Sun February 18th
Chapter Banquet 2018: sign up now to get your ticket!
It will be held at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club (5320 Interbay Blvd. Tampa, FL, 33611). Cocktails (cash bar) start at 6:00 PM and Welcoming remarks is at 6:45 PM followed by dinner.
The talk will focus on Florida’s Weather and Climate and will be given by all the authors (Jennifer Collins, Robert Rohli, Charles Paxton) of the book Florida Weather and Climate: More than just Sunshine.
There will be an opportunity for book signing. Books will also be sold at the event with $5 per book being donated to the Dewey Stowers Merit Award fund.
Non members can also attend so please share with anyone you think may be interested. Members benefit as there is a member price for each dinner option and a non-member price. ... See MoreSee Less
Fri February 16th
Opportunity to volunteer
If you can volunteer at Ecofest (see more info below) and represent our chapter showing weather experiments to the public, please contact outreach officer Amy Polen email@example.com. Although the event is from 11am-4pm, you can choose the hours that you are available. We will show you how to perform the experiments if you don’t have that experience.
The 9th Annual EcoFest will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at the Lowry Park bandshell area – 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33604 . The event will be open to the public from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM . Admission to the event is free. There will be live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce will be in attendance.
Please check us out on Facebook for up to date information on the events. ... See MoreSee Less
Tue February 13th
USF Tampa, Natural Environmental Science NES building, 222, weather lab
Speaker: Emily Cerrito, USF graduate student
Emily will present her graduate research on “Reconstructing Historical Hurricane Tracks in the Atlantic Basin”
MARCH 3 RSVP on Eventbrite link REQUIRED. Space limited.
Meet at the cultural and natural history center at 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702.
Feel free to bring families, but only children 10 years or over are allowed. This meeting will include canoes.
On behalf of the University of Florida IFAS Extension Pinellas County, Florida Sea Grant Program, Libby Carnahan is pleased to host a field trip at Weedon Island Preserve for the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society entitled Exploring Climate Change in Tampa Bay. Weather depending, this will be a combined hiking and paddling program! There will also be a foul weather plan, because you know, March in Florida!
The Field Trip will explore the topics of...
* Projections of Climate Change Impacts to Tampa Bay (sea level rise, temperature, precipitation)
* Potential Impacts to the Tampa Bay Region (natural resources, built infrastructure, and the people)
* Case study of sea level rise impacts at Weedon Island Preserve looking at analyses conducted by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Pinellas County Department of Natural Resources and others
* Overview of Adaptation and Mitigation Planning Efforts in the Tampa Bay Region
Registration is currently available online at amsweedon.eventbrite.com. Space is limited due to the nature of the field trip (paddling), so sign up now to secure your spot.
Yesterday's lecture with Matt Bolton was great! Thank you for everyone who could make it out to the January lecture series and we hope to see you next month for our talk by Amy Godsey (see events tab for more details)! ... See MoreSee Less
This morning at Learning Gate Community School teaching about weather! Shoutout to Jennifer Collins for arranging the event and for members Michelle, Barry, and Amy and other USF volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less
If you are a freshman now and will be a sophomore in fall 2018, consider this summer 2018 opportunity funded by the National Science Foundation where you will receive research experience at the University of South Florida in the area of weather, climate, and society. Freshmen students from all majors are encouraged to apply.