Science Camp in full swing for 2019
Met Office Science Camps have returned for their seventh year, with two camps having taken place earlier this year and two more to go.
Our Science Camps are a popular part of the Met Office STEM Outreach programme, giving 11-13 year old students the unique opportunity to camp overnight at one of the UK’s premier science and engineering organisations.
The camps typically run through spring and summer terms, with students taking part in demonstrations and activities to learn about weather and climate science, as well as finding out more about how the Met Office forecasts the weather and climate predictions.
This year saw the introduction of some new content, which was received well both by campers and volunteers.
Leader of Met Office Science Camp Core Team, Debbie O’Sullivan, said:
“Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of all of our volunteers we have had a great start to Science Camp 2019. The students had a fantastic time and left a lot more inspired than when they arrived.”
And here’s some of our students thoughts from Science Camps earlier this year:
‘Thank you to all at the Met Office for putting on an Amazing, Brilliant, Educational, Exciting camp’
‘I adored it here, all the memories I have made are irreplaceable. I love the Met Office!’
‘I had an amazing time learning the process of how the weather is forecasted on a daily basis and how different part of the weather are formed. I now feel more inspired to go into something to do with the weather in the future.’
‘The Met Office camp was great, because it taught us about a wide range of techniques and skills that would be needed for numerous weather related jobs and issues. I learnt much here and I really enjoyed it!’
The positive feedback is down to the hard work of over one hundred Met Office staff who volunteer their time for Science Camp, demonstrating their passion for what we do at the Met Office and ensuring the camps are inspiring and enjoyable.
With a fantastic start to Science Camp 2019, we look forward to continuing the camps throughout the rest of this year.
Check out our website for more information on Science Camp at the Met Office.
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