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PRIMARY Inland Empire ShakeOut Media Venue

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October 21, 2010, 9:45 am - 12 pm, Drill/Exercise at San Bernardino County Museum

Event location:
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92374 (Map)

Speaker(s):
Dr. John Parrish, California State Geologist
Neil Derry, 3rd District Supervisor, San Bernardino County
Robert McKernan, SBCM Director
Kathleen Springer, Senior Curator of Geological Sciences

Contact Person:
Kathleen Springer, San Bernardino County Museum, kspringer@sbcm.sbcounty.gov, (909) 307-2669, ext. 242


Summary:
The San Bernardino County Museum will host hundreds of school children performing the drill as well as an earthquake preparedness fair in our courtyard, and County agencies will share information on emergency response to disaster. Educational activities include the “Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety” activity, as well as a public lecture on the “Science of the ShakeOut.”


Full Description:
Join the staff of the San Bernardino County Museum for the Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever! Help us practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill. Nearly 5.5 million people participated in the ShakeOut in 2008, and 6.9 million in 2009, so let’s make this year’s event even bigger! The day will include hundreds of school children performing the drill as well as an earthquake preparedness fair in our courtyard, with representatives from County agencies who will share information on emergency response to disaster. Earthquake activities for children assisted by the Education Division, including the “Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety” activity, as well as a public lecture on the “Science of the ShakeOut” by Senior Curator Kathleen Springer will make this day an event not to miss.

Attendees of the event include John Parrish, California State Geologist at the California Geological Survey, and Neil Derry, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor.

The San Bernardino County Museum is committed to be southern California’s nexus for earthquake science and earthquake preparedness information – all in line with our exhibit plans for the Hall of Geological Wonders. The SBCM is the hub of the “EPIcenter” network -- Earthquake Education and Public Information Centers, which includes other southland museums, parks and other informal science education venues that are committed to promoting earthquake preparedness information.

The ShakeOut is now an annual event statewide, and the SBCM has stepped up to a statewide leadership role to help coordinate and assist the EPIcenter group as it expands throughout the state. To learn more, go to www.shakeout.org.




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©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!