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Former meteorologist to be speaker at inaugural community lecture series on Armstrong Campus
August 13, 2019
Former WTOC meteorologist Pat Prokop will be leading the first-ever Evening at Armstrong community lecture event, hosted by the Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education, on Sept. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Center. Tickets are $20.
“The Weather and World Beyond,” will offer attendees a trip through tropical weather, climate change and the awe-inspiring images of the cosmos one can capture in their own backyard. This presentation invites attendees to engage with the world around them in a more thoughtful way.
“I am honored to share my thoughts and my experiences of local weather and the tropical storm season, and I’m excited to share views of the heavens,” Prokop said. “It’s amazing what’s out there in a sky near you.”
In addition to serving as a meteorologist for over 20 years in the Savannah area, Prokop is an avid gardener and an amateur astrophotographer, who uses his telescope to take photos of nearby celestial bodies.
Prokop’s interest and study of climate change began during his tenure as a graduate student at Saint Louis University’s School of Meteorology in 1975. Since, he has dedicated himself to finding greener, more sustainable energy solutions.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.