In April of 2004, NOAAm in conjunction with the National Science Teachers’ Associationm issued an informational poster on severe weather for use in schools across the United States. It was sent to over 50,000 elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Another 20,000 copies were distributed to individual teachers and students over the next five years. At the height of its popularity, the poster was seen by an estimated 8 million students on a daily basis. AOML’s Evan Forde took the lead in coordinating the input from NOAA scientists to NSTA graphic artists.