meeting review Report on the Second International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education John T. Snow* and David R. Smitht 1. Introduction products provided by national environmental ser- vices and the media. However, because of growing interest in the United States in improving education The Second International Conference on School and in general and science education in particular, the Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Educa- first theme was dominant. Perhaps 65 of the 76 pre- tion, organized and sponsored by the American Me- sentations highlighted techniques for using topics in teorological Society (AMS), was held 12-16 July 1989 at the Stouffer Concourse Hotel in Crystal City (Ar- the atmospheric and oceanic sciences in the class- lington), Virginia. The Royal Meteorological Society room. (RMS) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO ) were cosponsors. Organization of the con- 2. Conference summary ference was carried out by the AM S Board on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic The conference opened with an informal organizing Education1 (BSPMOE), working through the Interna- session. Since it was anticipated that many attendees tional Organizing Committee.2 would not be members of the professional meteoro- The conference attracted a large number of general logical or
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