Greece: 'I study earthquakes - I learn how to be protected' sensitization on the seismic risk for the International Day for Disaster reduction

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest
Date:
12-26 Oct 2012
Location:
Greece (Sigri, Lesvos )
Venue:
Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, in the frames of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, is organising a fortnight of events for the education and sensitization on the seismic risk and reduction of seismic disaster. The activities are under the auspices of the Secretariat General for the Aegean and Island Policy and are addressed to schools, educators and the broader public.

The Museum, through the realisation of the activities with the name 'I study earthquakes - I learn how to be protected', aims to the education of the public and mainly of the young people on issues concerning earthquake risk and to the sensitization on prevention and protection measures.

During the celebration, the following events will take place:

  • Presentations and lectures on Earthquakes - The Earth in motion: The earthquake in Japan,
  • Guided tours in the temporary exhibition designed in the frames of the RACCE European project (Raising earthquake Awareness and Coping Children’s Emotions) and discussions on the earthquake prevention and protection measures,
  • Demonstration of the operation of the seismological station at Sigri and of the Museum’s interactive map of active seismicity in Greece,
  • Educational activity which includes the simulation at the Museum’s earthquake table of the 2011 Japan earthquake and other large earthquakes, as well as implementation of protection measures during the earthquake simulations,
  • Screening of the documentary 'March 2011: the Japan great earthquake and tsunami'.


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Themes:
Capacity Development, Gender, Vulnerable Populations
Hazards:
Earthquake
Countries:
Greece
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