Any student is welcome; you don’t have to be a UND student

    Students interested in science, nature photography, or simply the wonders of weather are welcome to join Crookston resident and University of North Dakota (UND) Professor, Matt Gilmore, on his 6th Annual Thunderstorm Experience Field Trip from May 21 to June 2.

    Along with 17 students in two mobile classrooms, students learn hands-on forecasting and analysis of severe storms, including how to safely hunt and observe tornadoes.

    In years past, they have traveled as far away as Big Bend, Texas to Glasgow, Montana - in search of nature’s most magnificent thunderstorms.

    There are four seats left in this year's class. The three-credit class is held entirely on-the-road during the 10-day trip.

    There are no course prerequisites, although students are asked to become certified in first aid or CPR prior to the trip.

    Students from other colleges such as University of Minnesota Crookston, or non-traditional students of any age from the region are invited to join the class this year, by filling out a simple online registration form.

    A $925 field trip fee covers shared travel and lodging for the 10-day trip.

    A previous Crookston Times story about this class can be found here:

    For more information, visit or contact Professor Gilmore at 701-777-3124.