2010 Kid's Discovery Day
October 9th, 2010

On Saturday, October 9th, 2010 - The National Weather Service in North Platte participated in Kid's Discovery Day again. This event was held at the Mid-Plains Community College Campus.

A tropical theme was invoked for this year's National Weather Service booth, with many challenging and fun activities, for over 2000 children who streamed through the booth, during the course of the event.

The highlights of the booth included a hurricane bean bag toss, along with a Hurricane Expert game devised by Meteorologist Shawn Jacobs. A six year old girl astounded those in attendance, by her precise answers during the interactive display quiz.  It was impressive to see how well schooled in tropical weather most of the children that streamed through the exhibits were.  Another part of the display was live tracking of Hurricane Otto - and the kids were encouraged and trained to do their own hurricane plots on paper charts which were provided. Over 1700 National Weather Service visors were given to the kids as they came through the booth, with cloud charts also a very popular commodity. 

Special visitor's to the National Weather Service booth at Kid's Discover Day 2010 included Kool-Aid Man and Herbie Husker!

Below is a photo gallery of the event - just click any picture of interest to enlarge it. By rolling over each image in Internet Explorer, you will get a brief description of that image.

NWS Booth at Kids Discovery Day Hurricane Expert Display NWS staff amongst those in attendance

How much does a large hurricane weigh in relation to the weight of elephants? Hurricane Game Hurricane Expert question

Tracking Hurricane Otto 

Expression after a few missed bean bag tosses!

Girl fascinated by Hurricane Expert active display
Tornado "machine" display

Herbie Husker!
(Herbie Husker!)
Kool-Aid Man
(Kool-Aid Man looking cool in the NWS booth)
Little girl in face paint after bean bag toss
(Little girl in face paint, after tossing bean bag)

Page composition
and images
Steve Carmel

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.