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Doug Maiwurm
Adventure Course
Program Manager

dougmaiwurm@cmc.org
303-996-2741

Kathy Nguyen
Schools & Groups
Programs Manager
kathynguyen@cmc.org
303-996-2745

Patrick Collentine
Youth Education
Volunteer Coordinator

patrickcollentine@cmc.org
303-996-2750
 

Mountain Weather

 

 

Gain awareness of Colorado's variable weather through observation and investigation. Choose one or all of the following topics:

 

Lightning: Create lightning sparks using a Van de Graaff generator and understand the science of how they occur in nature.

Mountain Barriers: Learn how Colorado’s topography and geographical location plays a role in the weather.

Clouds & Field Weather: Learn what the three main cloud type looks like and what sorts of weather they indicate. Measure and observe the current weather outside and make predictions of what weather is on its way.


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In our mountain weather program, students will:

  • Understand how lightning is created and how to be safe during a thunderstorm
  • Experiment how warm and cold air (fronts) move
  • Explore how Colorado’s geography plays a role in its weather patterns- how mountains act as a barrier.
  • Review the water cycle, learn how clouds are formed, and create a cloud guide to understand what sort of weather they indicate

 

Academic Standards & Additional Resources

 

Suggested Grades: 1-5

 

Group Size: 10-30 students per activity

 

Available: Year-Round

 

Length: 40-60 mins per activity

 

Location: at your school or American Mountaineering Center

 

Cost: $5-8/student

* scholarship application available upon registration

 

Suggested Pairings: