CEETEP participants from August 2013 workshop at GPS station P367 (Newport Oregon Airport) showing the direction of plate motion relative to stable North American (northeast)Newport Workshop

August 12-15, 2013
OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

Detailed Agenda

Workshop Presentations and Activities:

Presentations by the CEETEP team and invited scientists, educators, and emergency management specialists provided background on Pacific Northwest tectonics, earthquake and tsunami hazards, and community preparedness.

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Introductions: CEETEP, EarthScope, Participants, Instructors (Bob Lillie)
Beauty and the Beast: Plate Tectonics and Geological Hazards of the Pacific Northwest (Bob Lillie)
Basics of Earthquake and Tsunami Science and Hazards (Bob Butler)
Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunamis (Bob Butler)
UNAVCO Education and Outreach (Shelley Olds)
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Education and Outreach (Bob deGroot)
Native American Oral Histories (Beth Pratt Sitaula)
Exchange of Pedagogies: Interpreting the "Beauty and the Beast" Story of the Oregon Coast (Bob Lillie)
Emergency Management (Sue Graves)

Breakout sessions provided participants with opportunities to use their “Tool Box” of teaching supplies, maps and posters.  Demonstrations led by experienced classroom teachers helped familiarize participants with their Workshop Notebook filled with plate-tectonic, earthquake, tsunami, and emergency preparedness activities.

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1-Human Waves Demonstrate How Seismic Waves Travel

2-Foam Faults
3-SeismicWaves and SeismicEruption
4-Plotting Earthquake Epicenters
5-Earthquake Location
6-USArray Seismic Wave Visualizations
7-World Map of Plate Boundaries
8-Seismic Slinky
9-Earthquake Machine
10-Pasta Quake
11-Earthquake Hazard Maps & Liquefaction
12-Build a Better Wall
13-Base Isolation for Earthquake Resistance
14-Pacific Northwest Tectonic Block Model
15-Cascadia GPS (Gumdrop GPS)
16-Advanced GPS Activity—Locked & Loading
17-ETS (Episodic Tremor & Slip)
18-BOSS Model
19-Types of Pacific NW Earthquakes & the BOSS Model
20-Cascadia Tsunami Geology Photo
21-Turbidites in a Jar
22-Cupcake Geology 
24-Tsunamis and Floods in Native American Oral Tradition and Mythology
25-Emergency Backpack and Emergency Planning
26-Earthquake Hazard Inventory & Mitigation Planning
27-Investigating Factors Affecting Tsunami Inundation—A Science Inquiry
28-Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Structures
29-GPS Cards
30-Next Generation Science Standards

Field Trip:

The field trip day started with an exploration of buried tsunami sand and intertidal marsh soil layers from the last great earthquake and tsunami in January of 1700.  The group traveled by boat to the south bank of the Salmon River near Camp West Wind, led by Brian Atwater of the U. S. Geological Survey, one of the first researchers to document and interpret evidence for Great Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes.  They then visited Beverly Beach State Park to learn about how the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake and tsunami impacted this area.  The GPS station located at the Newport Airport provided an opportunity to learn how EarthScope instrumentation continuously measures and transmits data on plate-tectonic movements.  A tsunami evacuation walk to “Evacuation Hill” at the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge brought home the very real dangers and need for preparation by visitors and residents on the Oregon Coast.  The field trip ended with a tour of earthquake and tsunami exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center. 

Action Teams:

Participants were organized into Action Teams with a mix of teachers, interpreters, and emergency management educators from coastal communities.  On the final day, each team presented an interpretive skit incorporating CEETEP science and preparedness.  They also began plans for group projects later presented at the March 2014 Share-a-Thon 

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