Storm Chasers in Central Florida! 07/19/12
Storm Chaser, Journalist and Photographer Shares Experiences Chasing Storms
Live Presentations at Science On A Sphere Exhibit at Orlando Science Center
Chris Kridler is an award-winning journalist and photographer as well as a storm chaser. As a journalist, she’s covered a variety of topics, from space shuttle missions to publishing. Chris’ photographs have appeared in several magazines and books, including the covers of “The Journal of Meteorology,” the book “Winderful” and Wallace and Hobbs’ Atmospheric Science textbook.
She was recently featured in “Popular Photography” magazine. Her short film “Chasing Reality” won the best documentary award at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Florida in 2011 and was an official selection of the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival in Oklahoma. Her novel “Funnel Vision” is an adventure story about storm chasers.
Chris will draw on her experiences chasing storms the past 16 years in Tornado Alley and Florida and describe what storm chasing is really like through videos and photos. Utilizing the Science On A Sphere station, she’ll also talk about the extremes and dangers of Florida weather. Presentations are at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Our Planet, Our Universe exhibit on the 4th floor. She’ll also introduce showings of the giant screen film “Tornado Alley” in the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
SCIENCE ON A SPHERE:
Chris is presenting at Science On A Sphere. This exhibit component connects guests of all ages to earth and space science through a dramatic visual presentation using a six-foot suspended sphere and state-of-the-art projection technology. Explore our planet’s dynamic landscape and weather, tour the solar system and understand the complex relationship between our planet and its sister worlds.
It’s included in general admission which is $17 for adults and $12 for kids (3-11).
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