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ADV - Watching Minnesota’s Weather

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Minnesotans love to talk about the weather! But did you know that YOU can help climatologists understand our changing weather patterns? Attend this webinar with Assistant State Climatologist, Pete Boulay, to learn about volunteer rain gauge networks and how to put your weather watching habit to good use.

Pete's fascination with weather began by keeping a daily weather journal when he was nine. His interest in meteorology continued into college and received degrees in Meteorology and Broadcasting from St. Cloud State University. While in college he provided radio and TV forecasts for Weather Eye Inc. After college he worked at Kavouras Inc. providing forecasts around the world including obscure places like Easter Island. He joined the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota State Climatology Office in 1998. He acts as an operational climatologist and handles many of the data requests that arrive at the office. Pete is also the statewide coordinator of various volunteer rain gage networks in Minnesota. He still keeps a weather log for watching the weather and takes too many photos of clouds.

TO REGISTER: Follow this link to register for the Zoom webinar and connection details will be emailed to you:
https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoc-GtqjIiEt1HKyaWnh8xrCk5OYklXA4k

Course Dates:

Meeting from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Andrea Lorek Strauss

Andrea Lorek Strauss grew up playing outdoors at every opportunity. Today, she is an environmental educator with the University of Minnesota Extension with an undergraduate degree in Education and Communication Arts, and a MSEd in Curriculum and Instruction/Outdoor Education. Past work gigs include 9 years with the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, 2.5 years with the Prairie Ecology Bus Center in southwest Minnesota, and various naturalist roles in the Boston area, northern Minnesota, and New York state.

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Minnesota Master Naturalist


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