MiaSci Hurricane Andrew Day of Remembrance Event 8/25/12

MiaSci Hurricane Andrew Day of Remembrance Event
Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Miami Science Museum
3280 S. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129
For more information on “Hurricane Andrew Remembrance Day”, please visit www.MiamiSci.org.
COST: Free with paid Museum admission.

Miami Science Museum Remembers Hurricane Andrew During 20th Anniversary Event on Aug. 25

Special Event to Feature Planetarium Show About Andrew, Panels & Stories with Renowned Weather & Emergency Management Officials, News Footage, Kids’ Activity Stations and More

Twenty years after Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992, Miami Science Museum is hosting a day of remembrance and activities through its event “Hurricane Andrew Remembrance Day.” Event sponsors are State Farm®, Florida International University (FIU), and WLRN Public Radio and Television.

“Hurricane Andrew Remembrance Day” will feature the following:

Planetarium Show: Remembering Andrew Under the Stars: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
There will be two showings of this presentation, which includes WLRN stories, at the Museum’s Planetarium. This special presentation of WLRN’s Remembering Andrew radio program will be presented in its entirety in the Museum’s Planetarium, with the stars “dialed” back to August 24, 1992.

Hurricane Forecasting Then and Now Panel Discussion: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Frank Marks, director of the HRD and Chris Landsea, science and operations officer with the National Hurricane Center, will present 5-minute presentations and conduct a Q&A session.

Hurricane Andrew Remembered: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
The following acclaimed hurricane experts will share their Hurricane Andrew experiences: Max Mayfield, former hurricane specialist and director of the National Hurricane Center, now hurricane consultant on WPLG Channel 10 – Miami; Stan Goldenberg, survivor and hurricane researcher at NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD); and Bryan Norcross, former meteorologist with WFOR Channel 4 – Miami and presently on The Weather Channel.

The Aftermath of Hurricane Andrew: 3 – 3:45 p.m.
Kate Hale the former director of Miami-Dade Emergency Management and Richard Ford of the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Team will share their post-Hurricane Andrew experiences.

Theater Video Presentations: Andrew Specials: 11:20 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:50 p.m.
These will include footage from WTVJ NBC 6, The Weather Channel, and others, covering Andrew before, during and after the storm struck.

Tropical Weather Briefings at the Magic Planet: 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
Visitors can hear about the current state of the tropics by a meteorologist.

Kids’ Activity Stations
These will include a hurricane spin-up activity, create a hurricane competition, etc.

Community Involvement Activities
Visitors can tell their Andrew stories, write their experiences on cards to be placed on a pin-up board; kids can draw their own Hurricane Andrew, etc.

Miami Science Museum aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For over 60 years, Miami Science Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2015, the legacy continues with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a new world-class, state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects in the heart of downtown Miami. Miami Science Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information about the current Museum or our future home, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, visit www.miamisci.org or call (305) 646-4200.

Miami Science Museum is funded with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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