NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory hosted take your child to work day at the lab. The children were first shown two presentations by NOAA scientists on sea level rise and hurricanes. Afterwards, the children were taken to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where the children were shown around the new coral reef lab and had the unique opportunity to see the University’s wave tank.

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  • Congressman Diaz-Balart discusses The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model with AOML hurricane researchers. Image credit: NOAA
  • Dr. Joseph Cione gives a briefing on the Coyote UAS to Congressman Diaz-Balart. Image credit: NOAA
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  • Dr. Chris Sinigalliano describes research being conducted in the Environmental Microbiology Program at AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  • Congressman Diaz-Balart examining an ocean water sample under the microscope. Image credit: NOAA
  • Dr. Derek Manzello presents to Congressman Diaz-Balart on the use of digital imagery in ocean acidification research. Image credit: NOAA
  • AOML Director Dr. Robert Atlas and Congressman Diaz-Balart examine a coral sample. Image credit: NOAA
  • Dr. Gustavo Goni shows Congressman Diaz-Balart an Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) which is used to obtain information on ocean temperature. Image credit: NOAA
  • Dr. Gustavo Goni illustrates how gliders are used at AOML for ocean and hurricane research. Image credit: NOAA

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  1. Child listens to science talk during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  2. AOML children see the wave tank at the University of Miami during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  3. Children eat lunch together and discuss the merits of scientific research at AOML during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  4. AOML Scientist Denis Volkov does demonstration with children during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  5. Children tour the Experimental Reef Lab at the University of Miami during take your child to work day. Photo Credit, NOAA AOML.
  6. AOML children take a group photo during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  7. Child inspects dropsonde during hurricane research presentation on take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  8. Child listens to science presentations during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.
  9. Child watches wave tank in action during take your child to work day. Photo Credit: NOAA AOML.