Spring Training 2023
Saturday, March 4, 10am-6:00pm CT
We are SO pleased to offer our first virtual training event,
in partnership with COMET/MetEd!
Spring Training offers foundational, operational and accessible information and training material for storm chasers at all levels - from those who want to begin their chase education or brush up on the basics, to more advanced chasers wanting to learn more in-depth about specialized topics. Just like in baseball, we gather every spring to shake off the rust, refresh our skills, and get ready to hit a home run.
Spring Training speakers are experts within their fields, and the training is an opportunity to learn from them in-depth, in addition to offering interactive opportunities to ask questions and chat with chasing veterans.
This event will always be held virtually and remain affordable; Girls Who Chase is a global community and we believe strongly in making science and learning accessible to everyone without the constraints of travel or financial hardship.
Check out what we've got planned! We incorporate two different session types into our Spring Training event:
Presentations: You'll gain knowledge on a variety of topics relevant to developing skills in storm chasing and forecasting.
Interactive panels: You'll have the chance to connect with chasing and meteorology experts in a facilitated Q&A session.
All times are in CT
10:15 Raychel Sanner: Forecasting For Storm Chasing 101
11:15 Raychel Sanner: Resources For Storm Chasing (Radar & Satellite)
12:05-1 Break OR Q&A Room
12:10 Q&A Room 1: Meteorology (including: Kathryn Prociv, Dr. Robin Tanamachi, Dr. Jana Houser, Amanda Viken, Jennifer Watson, & Vanessa Vincente)
1:00pm Randy Denzer: Safety & the Role of A Chaser in an Emergency
1:50 Melanie Metz: Video Brokering - Tips for Editing & Selling Your Storm Videos
2:50 Liz Leitman & Christiaan Patterson: Intro to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC)/National Weather Service (NWS) & the Relationship to Chasers
4:20 Lori Bailey & Becca Furnish: Intro to Chasing the Monsoon & Capturing Lightning
5:10 Q&A Room 2: Storm Chasing (Including: Jessica Moore, Shannon Bileski & Becca Furnish)
*Please note all times/topics/speakers are subject to change
TO ACCESS THE EVENT
A join/streaming link for this event will be sent to registrants via email and made available on this event site approximately 48 hours prior to event start. The event will go live promptly at 10am CT on March 4, at the link provided.
NOTE: All presentations will be recorded and made permanently available to registrants - so if you can't make it, you can check 'em out after the fact (and watch as many times as you want). We will distribute the link to the recordings via email to all registrants shortly after the event has ended (within 5 business days to allow us time to produce and upload).
SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
*To read the full bio, click on a speaker's image.