Teaching about Risk and Resilience Activities
These activities have been submitted by faculty from a range of disciplines as part of the 2014 workshop: Teaching about Risk and Resilience. The activities use a wide array of pedagogic approaches to address teaching about risk and resilience.Help
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Field Trip to Explore Local Natural Disasters
Robert Clayton, Brigham Young University-Idaho
All on-campus Natural Disasters students at BYU-Idaho (1200 - 1800 students per year) go on a field trip to develop field observation skills. We visit the Teton Dam, Henry's Fork caldera (part of the Yellowstone hot spot track), and 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake area.
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geography, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning, Hazards, Local Issue
Usefulness of Google Earth/Wikimapia as risk predictor and damage/ resilience assessment tools
Charlene Sharpe, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Google Earth/Wikimapia tools for risk prediction, damage and resilience assessment.
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Computer-Based, Hazards
Developing a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Strategy
This page is authored by Rebekah Green, Western Washington University.
As a culminating assignment in Natural Hazards Planning, students work in teams to create 15-year mitigation strategy for a selected jurisdiction using the FEMA 386 methodology for prioritizing mitigation options.
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Environmental Science, Geography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards
Special Interest: Hazards, Student Selected Problem
Hurricane Katrina Flooding Activity
Marianne Caldwell, Hillsborough Community College
Students will use links from the NOAA and NASA website to learn about the meteorological characteristics and history of Hurricane Katrina and visualize the effects of the flooding by the hurricane on New Orleans.
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geography
Special Interest: 2YC:Geo2YC, Computer-Based, Visualization, Hazards