October Weather Science Classes Begin October 5th, 2017!

Winter will be here sooner than we think! I know a lot of children are looking forward to winter weather, so here’s a great chance to learn about winter before it arrives. This new class series starts October 5th and will include 4 sessions: October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Week 1- Sioux Falls winter climate 101 and why we get such extreme weather! We’ll dig through the record, discover the big weather makers here, and find out what a harsh winter looks like. I also have some winter trivia fun facts for SD!

Week 2- Snow! How does it form and what ingredients are needed for a good snow storm in Sioux Falls? Is it true no two snowflakes are alike? What is thunder snow? Find out!

Week 3- Ice and Sleet. Remember the big ice storm from April of 2013? We’ll look back at that event and discover how the recipe for freezing rain is more complicated than meets the eye!

Week 4- Winter weather can be dangerous. We’ll look at ways to stay safe during the severe winter cold and the hazards meteorologists track. Plus, a winter forecast for this season and why predicting winter weather can be so challenging!

WHERE: Faith Baptist Fellowship Church, 57th and Minnesota.
WHEN: Thursday afternoons, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.
CLASS TIME OPTIONS: 7-10 year old session 4pm-5pm

10+ year old session 5:30pm-6:30pm
COST: $30 per student, $25 for additional students from the same family.
REGISTER TODAY…email karstensclasses@gmail.com with your student’s name, age, which session you’d like to register them for, and a good contact phone number for you.

Parents aren’t required to attend class, but are welcome to come with their students!

 

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Hurricane Harvey Class Friday, September 8th

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to strike the mainland of the United States in many years.  In response to the situation, I wanted to offer a special class to talk about the storm: how it formed, why the flooding was so bad, and what meteorologists will be studying to learn from this event.

The class will be held free of charge, we would ask that you consider a suggested donation of $10 per student to a charity of your choice to support relief efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey.

Some charities helping those in the Houston area are the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and smaller organizations in Texas that need donations, such as the Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Houston Humane Society, Houston SPCA, or San Antonio Humane Society. For links to these organizations you can visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sleasca/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-donation-charity-scams/#46bbec6771dc.

WHERE: Faith Baptist Fellowship Church, 57th and Minnesota.

WHEN: Friday, September 8th

CLASS TIME OPTIONS:

7-10 year old session 4pm-5pm

10+ year old session 5:30pm-6:30pm

To register, email us at karstensclasses@gmail.com. Please include the name and age of the student(s) you would like to register, which session you are registering for, and a good contact phone number for you.

If these classes fill, we may add additional classes, possibly earlier in the day Friday, September 8th, or sometime the following week.