• “Train the trainers” workshops: The WEMD and the NTHMP have sponsored workshops designed to train individuals in at-risk communities on how to educate others in their community. Topics include tsunami origins and hazard assessment, societal vulnerability to tsunamis, risk reduction strategies, overviews of the tsunami warning centers, evacuation procedures, and risk communication strategies. The intent is to have local community members spread tsunami-related information through existing social networks to friends, family members, and co-workers.

ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Children of Tsunami: The Children of Tsunami (http://www.childrenoftsunami.info/) is a multimedia project that tracks Asia’s recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster through the experiences of eight children and families in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It personalizes the tsunami threat and consequences in other parts of the world by providing at-risk populations the ability to watch real people recover from a tsunami disaster.

  • FEMA for Kids—Tsunamis: This website (http://www.fema.gov/kids/tsunami.htm) provides background on tsunamis, as well as general, multi-hazard information on disaster supply kits, how to protect your home from disasters, and how to protect pets.

  • Global Education Tsunami Education Toolkit: The Global Education website (http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/page1637.html) is funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) to support its Global Education Program. The tsunami education toolkit provides background for teachers and students on tsunami issues, as well as larger contextual issues of poverty and development. The website includes worksheets for primary and secondary schoolchildren, teacher activities, case studies, and pet safety plans.

  • International Tsunami Information Center: The ITIC (http://ioc3.unesco.org/itic/) was established by the IOC of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. One of its primary missions is to be a clearinghouse for the development of tsunami education and preparedness materials. The ITIC provides a research library, educational materials, media resources, posters, a tsunami glossary, a children’s cartoon book, posters, safety flyers, a textbook for 4th to 6th grades, videos, and links to other online resources.

  • NOAA Office of Education—Tsunami Education Resource Kit (TERK): The TERK (http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/terk_intro.htm) includes brochures, curricula, historical background information, multimedia visualizations, National Science Education (NSE) standards, scientific publications, preparedness strategies, and press releases.

  • NOAA Tsunami Program Education: This website (http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/education.html) provides information on the TsunamiReady program, background information on tsunami terms and the warning systems, and links to teacher resources.



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