MU-AMS

Community Outreach

How can we help?

We love to teach others about the weather and climate!

Welcome to the Community Outreach site of the Millersville University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. A primary goal of the 2017-2018 officers is to raise community awareness about meteorology. In order to accomplish this task, we are striving to expand our audience throughout the Lower Susquehanna Valley, beginning on campus and continuing into area elementary and middle schools.

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About Our Mission

As part of our initiative to reach out to the community, our organization is offering our students to you to enter the classroom and show the different fields and topics that make up Meteorology.  Targeted for K -12, our members are able to conduct a range of activities such as a direct presentation to the class, judging a science fair, or exhibiting at a science expo.  The presentations and information will be tailored to the teacher's and presenting students’ specifications.  Though we may not be able to go to every school or classroom, we will try to accommodate as many applicants as possible.

 

Visiting MU Weather Information Center

If you're interested in attending Millersville University for studying Meteorology or are just interested in the facilities our students and professors enjoy, come tour the Meteorology department located in Caputo Hall at MU. It is an excellent chance to interact with students, meet and greet with professors, and catch a glimpse of the daily forecasting operations of MU's Weather Information Center and Meteorologist Eric Hörst. Our facilities feature the latest in meteorological instrumentation and high-speed computer technology, including Millersville Meteorology's own computer guidance model, the WRF.

Tours are conducted Monday through Friday during regular hours and will generally last about a half hour. Tours can be given by staff or students, depending on the group size and availability.

For more information, and to schedule your visit, please contact the Earth Sciences Department secretary, Ms. Marty Devlin, by calling (717)-871-4359 or emailing her at martha.devlin@millersville.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What grade level is the program targeted for?

A: Our presentations are designed for students kindergarten through 12.

Q: What types of services and presentations are available for my school/classroom?

A: Our students are able to give oral and visual presentations through Power Point, overheads, or hands-on demonstrations. Students are also available to participate in science expos or to help judge a science fair.

Q: Where across the Lower Susquehanna Valley can you give presentations?

A: Normally, our students can travel to schools all across Lancaster County. We may even be able to accommodate requests for schools in Eastern York, Southern Dauphin and Southern Lebanon Counties in Pennsylvania and Northern Harford County in Maryland.

Q: When are you available to give presentations?

A: We are currently accepting requests for the 2017-2018 school year. We will work with you to accommodate individual time requests depending on student schedules.

Q: How far in advance should I submit my request?

A: Please allow at least two weeks advanced notice.

Q: Will you be able to accommodate any special requests?

A: In most cases we will be able to tailor our presentations and/or provide special requests based on classroom needs. Be sure to list any special requests on the form and we will contact you about it.

Q: Do your students have ACT 114 clearances?

A: No, therefore if your school requires such clearances, we will not be able to present at your school. For more information, please contact the Earth Sciences Department secretary, Ms. Marty Devlin at (717)-871-4359.

Q: Can we come visit/tour the MU Meteorology facilities?

A: Yes. Personal or group tours are always available and can be given by Millersville students and/or faculty.