NWS Riverton Diversity Efforts
Today is: Sat September 20 , 2014
Welcome to National Hispanic Heritage Month!


NWS Special Emphasis Program at WFO Riverton
  • Central Wyoming Women in Science (WIS) Event - The NWS in Riverton alongside the community of Riverton has held WIS conferences at the Central Wyoming College in Riverton since 2004. This event is produced to introduce young women between grades 7 and 12 to professional women in the fields of science and technology. Our hope is to show these young women that the future is boundless, and they have the ability to make their dreams come true. The next event is slated for October, 2007 and will be again hosted at the Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Further details of the upcoming event will be posted on the above website.
  • October 2007 - National Disability Employment Awareness Month-
    WFO Riverton Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month The National Weather Service Office in Riverton celebrated Disability Employment Awareness Month by having a meeting that included a brief history in the evolution of Disability Employment Awareness Month, followed by a guest speaker, Kris Snyder. Kris answered all questions relating to working and living as a disabled American in Riverton. He described his successful vending machine business, which he has run since 2004, and for which he was awarded the 2006 Employee of the Year Symon Award by the Riveron/Lander Business Leadership Network.
  • March 2007 - National Women's History Month-
    WFO Riverton Celebrates Women's History Month The National Weather Service Office in Riverton celebrated Women's History Month by having a meeting that included a brief history in the evolution of Women's History Month, followed by a guest speaker, Dr. Catherine Vandemoer. She gave a presentation about the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes' plight regarding their water rights in the Wind River Indian Reservation. Dr. Vandemoer, after a career in water resource management, which included working for NOAA, created her own business, Watershed Resources Incorporated. She is the President and CEO of the company and is a consultant for water resource and watershed management.
  • February 2007 - National African-American History Month-
    WFO Riverton Staff Members listen to LaVertha Gotier as a part of African-American History MonthThe National Weather Service Office in Riverton celebrated Black History Month by having a meeting that included a brief history in the evolution of Black History Month, followed by a guest speaker, LaVertha Gotier, who shared her insights and experiences. She recalled times of being discriminated against when traveling with her family across the Deep South in the 1950s. Even as recently as the late 1970s, her family was denied housing because of the color of their skin. Despite these setbacks, LaVertha always kept a positive outlook on life and was determined to lead by example. One of her many accomplishments was becoming mayor of Worland, Wyoming in 2000.
 
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What is Celebrated Within the NWS?
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Holiday (3rd Monday in January)
  • National African-American History Month (February)
  • National Women's History Month (March)
  • National Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)
  • National American Indian Heritage Month (November)
  • National Veterans Day (November 11)

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