The Human side of geologic hazards
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- A description of the event and an understanding of why, what, where, etc; and some information about the population affected;
- Evaluation of the effectiveness and trustworthiness of charities;
- A poster used to educate the campus community about the science of the event and the needs. There is then a peer evaluation of the campus education and efforts to collect donations and get donations to the affected population.
- The final assignment is a reflection exercise. The reflection exercise will ask students to comment on what they have learned about the science of the natural disaster, their involvement in aide for those affected, their efforts to educate the campus and the effect their assistance had.
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