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2010 Annual Meeting: Workshop for Science

Convener: Bob de Groot
Date: September 12, 2010
Size Limit: 25 participants
Location: Oasis Room 2, Hilton Palm Springs Resort

Welcome to Palm Springs, a town that sits next to one of the most famous faults in the world - the San Andreas. Participants will learn about earthquakes in California and make connections to topics such as plate tectonics, faults, and earthquake hazards throughout the state. You will learn about the Great California ShakeOut and how you can participate. This workshop will include a plate tectonics activity and participants will learn how earthquake scientists create simulated “big ones” using supercomputers. There will be an opportunity to discuss earthquake preparedness and what one should do before, during, and after an earthquake. Every participant will receive earthquake education resources to take back to their educational environment. If you teach about earthquakes in your school, library, museum, park, home school, or other learning environment you are welcome to join us for this workshop.

Important Note: While open to the entire SCEC community this workshop is primarily designed for K-12 science educators that work in formal and informal learning environments. Special emphasis will be placed on providing content and activities related to basic earthquake science and preparedness.