Join the Graduates in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and faculty from Georgia Tech EAS department at the Ponce City Farmers market! One Tuesday per month from June to November we will host a special program sharing science about our planet and how it can apply to daily lives. Every session will have an activity just for kids, with a special sticker badge for completion! Are you ready to be a hazard hero, a climate ranger, and a dark skies avenger?!
(June 12th) Hazard Preparedness: Learn about different types of natural disasters and strategies you can take to prepare. Atlanta weather can bring us tropical storms, flooding, and winter weather events –learn practical prepping!
(July 3rd) Urbanization and the Water Cycle: Meet a GT geochemist and learn about the Atlanta watershed, the health of the streams, and the indicators of water quality. Ever heard of the Chatahoochee Riverkeeper? Learn more about volunteer opportunities to help our local water sources!
(August 7th) Under Ice Robots: Georgia Tech scientists are using unmanned robotic vehicles to study ice sheets from below! Be sure to catch this booth to see videos taken from under the ice and learn about the big melt.
(September 4th) DIY Meteorology: Did you know that you can build your own meteorology kit at home? Learn how to with common items, and learn about reading the weather and storm generation! Fun for kids!
(October 2nd) Dark Skies Protection: Urbanization and light pollution contribute to a loss of ‘dark skies’. This makes it hard to see the stars, hard for nocturnal animals to hunt and navigate, and disrupts the natural cycles of non-nocturnal animals. Learn how to make changes in your home and encourage changes at a municipal level. Also stop by for the basics of star-gazing!
(November 6th) Climate change: We know that the burning of fossil fuels results in higher concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere and ocean, which leads to further release of carbon and warming. Learn about what all this means and what we can expect to see in the coming years, decades and centuries from Dr. Kim Cobb, who has studied climate change indicators in the tropics!