Weather & Environmental Hazards –
The Challenges of Awareness, Research, and Education in NJ
Friday, November 14, 2008
The weather and environment in New Jersey have critical impacts on the entire population of the region and its supporting economy and infrastructure. As these are intertwined there is a significant need for awareness, research, and education on weather and environmental effects. These pose important challenges to both those who provide information and warnings to the user community for action and those in the community who must act and understand the best responses and why. Kean University is proud to bring these key stakeholders together to address the multitude of impacts across New Jersey in urban, suburban, and rural settings. A one day symposium will provide relevant keynote presentations and town hall discussions for the professional and response communities while also providing for educational activities for middle and high school students as well as teachers.
Agenda & Topics: keynote addresses and town hall discussion; luncheon alumni panel discussion; safe communities and responses; educational sessions; planetarium shows; spotter training; weather and
environmental activities; health impacts; & more! To view the Agenda, please go here.
Who should attend: professional community (industry, state/federal agencies, academia, commercial interests); educators (teachers, advocacy groups, community leaders); students (middle and high school students, community college, university and graduate students); general public, vendors and exhibitors (environmental and related). For expanded information on who should attend, please go here.