CEETEP participants from August 2014 workshop at GPS station P398 (near Aberdeen, Washington) showing the direction of plate motion relative to stable North American (northeast)Aberdeen Workshop

Aberdeen Museum of History
August 11-14, 2014

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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Related videos and animations can be found in the Detailed Agenda and on the workshop DVDs.
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 and Related Teaching Activities (Bob Butler, Bonnie Magura, Roger Groom)  
Surviving a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake (Brynne Walker, Bob DeGroot)  
Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami and Related Teaching Activities (Bob Butler, Bonnie Magura, Roger Groom) 
Tsunami Are You Ready (Brynne Walker) 
Native American Oral Histories (Beth Pratt Sitaula) 
Exchange of Pedagogies: Working Together in Coastal Communities to Engage Learners (Bob Lillie) 
Digital Resources (Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Bob DeGroot) 
Preparedness for Post-event Personal and Community Survival (Brynne Walker) 
Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Structures (Roger Groom)

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. Related animations and other teaching resources to these presentations and activities can be found on the Detailed Agenda and Teaching Resources pages.

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Related files can be found on the workshop DVDs.
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 began with a visit to the Elk River Estuary to explore tsunami geology with Brian Atwater of the U. S. Geological Survey -- one of the first researchers to document and interpret evidence for Great Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes. Participants observed tsunami geology in the riverbank and took cores of tsunami sand sheets and intertidal marsh layers buried during the last great earthquake and tsunami in January of 1700. Next the group visited the Ocosta Elementary School to learn about the ongoing plans to include a tsunami vertical evacuation structure into the new elementary school, set to start being built in 2015. This will be the first such structure in North America. At Grayland Beach the group discussed challenges and opportunities in teaching about geohazards in beloved outdoor places. Then Washington State Tsunami Program Coordinator, Brynne Walker, led the group on a tsunami evacuation drill to the nearest safe area - nearly one mile away. The last visit was to the GPS station at the Stafford Creek Correctional Center, where participants learned how EarthScope instrumentation continuously measures and transmits data on plate-tectonic movements.
Aberdeen Workshop Field Trip Guide

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 on their plans for post-workshop projects which they would present about at the March 2015 Share-a-Thon