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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
Reply by Alexander D. Nayve

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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MyCoast New South Wales study: Teachers study guide

In 2019, the University of New South Wales commissioned a study titled 'MyCoast NSW study: New South Wales community perceptions of coastal erosion and inundation'. It was used to create a study guide designed to assist teachers to engage students in the complex task of defining coastal communities and understanding social aspects relating...

Structural hazards

This lesson introduces students to some of the basic concepts behind structural hazards in the context of earthquakes. Many cities have a variety of building sizes, shapes, architectural styles, and materials. This lesson covers the basic ideas concerning how structures respond to earthquakes using a tabletop exercise and three hands-on activities....

Landslide hazards

In this lesson, students learn about earthquake-induced landslides and the associated hazards, and how and why landslides occur. In addition, students discuss steps they can take to reduce landslide hazards. This lesson begins with a tabletop exercise to simulate a complex situation with multiple possible responsesbefore the students have obtained all...

Instruction booklet on reducing the risks of earthquakes

This booklet, written in both Arabic and English, guides children on how to protect themselves in different earthquake scenarios, such as if they are in a vehicle or classroom. The booklet also provides information on facilitating a safe exit and reducing risks prior to earthquakes.

Imprex game

This game is about the use of forecasts to prevent flooding. Players work as commanders in a hydrological forecasting office, where they interact with colleagues to learn valuable risk information and gain insight into flood projections. Players must subsequently make risk management decisions, such as sending early warnings or issuing flood watches.

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