Finding Guest Speakers for Hurricane-related Cafés
Find someone who can speak to the prediction of, response to, or recovery from hurricanes.
- NOAA in Your Back Yard. Get connected to NOAA guest speakers, field trips, and professional development in your area. http://www.noaa.gov/education/noaa-in-your-backyard
- FEMA regional contact information. https://www.fema.gov/regional-contact-information
- Civil Air Patrol often involved in fly-overs to detect damage that has been done by major storms, floods, wildfires, etc. Sometimes they use drones to do this work. Check with the region commander for potential speakers.
- Great Lakes Region: http://glrcap.usafaux.us/
- Middle Eastern Region: https://mer.cap.gov/
- Northeast Region: https://ner.cap.gov/
- North Central Region: https://ncrcap.us/
- Pacific Region: https://pcr.cap.gov/
- Rocky Mountain Region: http://www.rmr.cap.gov/
- Southwest Region: http://swrcap.com/
- Southeast Region: https://sercap.us/
- Local Firefighters/EMS/Rescue services. Many people work for or volunteer for local Fire/EMS/Rescue services. Check with them for potential first responder speakers. Many also host Junior Firefighter chapters (there are thousands across the U.S.). Go to https://juniors.nvfc.org/ and use the search feature to find local Jr. Firefighter chapters in your area.
- State Emergency Management Offices. Contact your state or local Emergency Management Office. A list of state contact information can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/highlights/disaster-recovery/list-state-emergency-management-office-contacts.
- Local animal resources. Contact a local aquarium, zoo, animal shelter, or vet to learn how they deal with animal safety during hurricanes.