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Pat Prokop to jumpstart inaugural community learning series in Savannah

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 September 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Center.

“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 look at and engage with the world around them in a new, more thoughtful way.

“I am honored to share my thoughts and my experiences of local weather and the tropical storm season, and excited to share views of the heavens,” Prokop shared. “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, he is an avid gardener and an amateur astrophotographer, who uses his telescope to take photos of nearby celestial bodies. His love of gardening was born from time spent with his grandmother, digging dahlia tubers for safe storage during the icy Detroit winters as a child.

Photo of the North America Nebula, taken July 19, 2019, courtesy of Pat Prokop.

Prokop’s interest and study of climate change began during his tenure as a graduate student at St. Louis University’s School of Meteorology in 1975. Since, he has dedicated himself to finding greener, more sustainable solutions even in his own backyard.

To find out more about Prokop, his weather, garden or astrophotography, visit his website, Savannah Pat.

Those interested in learning about other upcoming lectures in the monthly Evening at Armstrong series, please visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/conted/armstrongevening.

The mission of the Division of Continuing Education is to support individuals and organizations who seek to accomplish more. The Division does this by serving as the link between the needs of the community and Georgia Southern University’s nationally-recognized academic resources.  Offerings include customized training for business and industry, professional development and personal enrichment courses, as well as comprehensive conference services with an array of options for every clients’ needs. For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/conted


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