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One of the few pieces of good news to come out of last year's tsunami tragedy in Samoa was the story of 10-year old New Zealander, Abby Wut…

Started by Roly Hermans

1 Mar 9, 2010
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Watching a tsunami?

During the recent tsunami alert around the Pacific as a result of the Chile earthquake, many people did not heed the warnings and actually…

Started by Roly Hermans

0 Mar 3, 2010

What lessons have had the greatest impact on your students?

One of the greatest rewards as a teacher is when a lesson has unexpected but exciting outcomes and when students really take ownership of t…

Started by Justin Sharpe

2 Feb 10, 2010
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Lightning Hazards and Students - What would you do?

Lightning as a hazard is often overlooked, and there is a huge gap in knowledge alongside a large proportion of assumed but inaccurate know…

Started by Justin Sharpe

12 Jan 29, 2010
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Teaching Earthquake Safety

Teaching about hazards and in particular, earthquakes, can be challenging. A balance has to be struck between preparing children while not…

Started by Justin Sharpe

3 Dec 7, 2009
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Storybook about disaster risk reduction

As part of the What's the Plan Stan educational resource we developed for the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Managme…

Started by Roly Hermans

1 Jul 23, 2009
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Using online surveys to evaluate the success of an education project

I think that it is important from a child/youth perspective that they are seen as contributors to disaster prevention rather than passive o…

Started by Justin Sharpe

4 Jun 22, 2009
Reply by Roly Hermans

youth awareness - products to use

Hi All Reading the latest news letter, I was interested to see the American Red Cross have created a colouring book. I have now created th…

Started by Rosanna Briggs

0 Jun 22, 2009

FEMA Education Items

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Ad Council have joined with Discovery Education to a…

Started by Lloyd Colston

1 Apr 15, 2009
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Advice on Edu4drr

There are now over 100 members on the edu4drr site, all logging on at different times throughput the world. We are members here because we…

Started by Justin Sharpe

0 Jan 21, 2009

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Family disaster plan activity book

This child-friendly activity book guides children through knowing and reducing their dangers, preparing and planning for emergencies, and learning response and coping skills. The Family Disaster Plan is based around 3 themes: 1) knowing about your dangers 2) reducing your dangers and 3) being prepared to respond in case of hazard impact. These are the...

Seasonal forecast game

During this game players assume the role as farmers and are presented with a probabilistic forecast, for example: there is 40% chance that there will be drier than average conditions. Players have to make decisions based on this information and will see the consequences of their decisions.The goal is to see how well each player can adjust their...

Introduction to industrial accidents: prevention, preparedness and response

The three-hour module Introduction to Industrial Accidents: prevention, preparedness and response aims to raise awareness about industrial accidents in order to strengthen the capacity of government, industry and civil society. With an improved understanding of what constitutes an 'industrial accident', participants will be better able to...

Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI)

The Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI) is a group intervention designed to promote resilience and coping skills among youth following a disaster, community crisis, or other challenges resulting from the usual stresses of daily life. PRI blends Photovoice, a community participatory action method, with additional skill-building activities in order...

Handbook on disability and disaster risk reduction

This handbook is part of the project ‘Strengthening of emergency response capabilities with emphasis on differently abled people’ launched by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA). As people with disabilities (PWD) are highly vulnerable to various kinds of disasters/emergencies, this project is designed...

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