Cloudy with a Chance of...Groppel?: Mysterious Weather of the Mountains (ages 7-12)

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • July 11, 2017
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $15 per child
Details

Have you ever wondered what is responsible for the wind on your face, the shapes of the clouds, or the thunder that rumbles outside during a storm? The Rocky Mountains are known to have some of the most unique and extreme weather patterns which are shaped by slopes, elevation, and exposure. Just as boulders direct water in a river through many twists and turns, mountains direct air masses to create some magnificent weather trends! Learn about how air movement in the mountains can contribute to various weather patterns, from crystal clear blue skies to the daunting cumulonimbus clouds and thunderstorms that make frequent afternoon appearances in Rocky Mountain National Park. By the end of the class, students will be able to make short-term weather predictions based on land features, wind, and cloud formations. Students will also get to create their own weather models to explore the natural phenomena that are normally observed high in the sky. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park for this class is included in the registration fee. Please ask for details when you register.

Cloudy with a Chance of...Groppel?: Mysterious Weather of the Mountains (ages 7-12)