What is it like to work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research? Students can go behind-the-scenes, live with NCAR experts to ask questions and learn about their work
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Many of us around the U.S. noticed visible air pollution this summer due to widespread wildfire smoke. But many other types of air pollution exist that we can’t even see! NCAR atmospheric chemist Frank Flocke’s job is to measure and monitor the gases, chemicals, and particles that affect our air quality. We’ll chat with him about what he finds in the air samples he collects from NCAR’s research aircraft, and how that affects our everyday lives on the ground.
LENGTH: 30 minutes
GRADES: Designed for Middle & High School, but all welcome
CONNECTION: We will connect using Zoom. All you need is a computer or smart device connected to the internet.
SUBMITTING QUESTIONS: Questions will be submitted live during the program via chat or webcam. If you have students who can't make the program live, you can also submit them in advance using this form: https://bit.ly/NCARQuestions
RECORDING: A recording of the program will be made available online following the program.