Friday, September 21, 2007

Invited talk at GLOBE Conference

Today I was invited to give a talk on "How Weather Observations Are Used to Make Weather Forecasts" at a conference for Finnish high-school science teachers. The conference was sponsored by the US Embassy through the auspices of the GLOBE program.

From their web site: "GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment."

My contact was Glenn Lewis who works at the Embassy. I was introduced by the Ambassador to Finland, Marilyn Ware, with very flattering words. She said that I was America's best export to Finland, and that America wants me back when Finland is done with me.


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