Workshop Anticipated Program


Alaskan plate tectonics, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes; seismic and GPS monitoring; earthquake preparedness


Field Trip: Alaska earthquake and tsunami geology; EarthScope GPS installation; earthquake and tsunami emergency planning


Alaskan plate tectonics, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes; seismic and GPS monitoring; earthquake preparedness

  • 7:30 Coffee/tea & continental breakfast
  • 8:00 Alaskan Earthquakes & Tsunamis and Related Teaching Activities (Instructional team)
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:15 Tsunami Safety and Preparedness 2022 (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 22.1MB Oct3 22) (Summer Ohlendorf)
  • 10:50 Alaskan Volcanoes and Related Teaching Activities (Jennifer Pickering)
  • 11:45 Thoughts/questions/reflection (Instructional team)
  • 12:00 Lunch (Served in Atrium)
  • 1:00 Role of Traditional Knowledge in Preparedness and Resilience: Histories and Stories (Jen Pickering)
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 Science & Preparedness Skit: Interpretation Through Storytelling & Humor (Instructional team)
  • 3:00 Birds of a Feather Breakouts: Relating Geohazard Science to Learners at Various Venues (Informal Educators: Bob de Groot; Teachers: Jen Pickering, Eben Stone, Leola Rutherford)
  • 3:45 Action Teams work on community educational project on earthquake, tsunami and volcano preparedness. Project plan will be presented on Day 4 of the workshop, and the results of the implementation will be presented at the Share-a-thon on March 23 2023, in Anchorage.
  • 5:00 Adjourn


Community natural hazard preparedness; Action Team presentations and post-workshop action plans

  • 7:30 Coffee/tea & continental breakfast
  • 8:00 Geologic Hazards and the Built Environment -- community resilience activity (Jen Pickering, Instructional team)
  • 8:40 Alaska Preparedness and Planning for Personal and Community Resilience (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 20MB Oct3 22) (Stephen Brown & Robert de Groot)
  • 9:15 Break
  • 9:30 Response planning for a range of situations and places -- Earthquake Scenarios (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 16.1MB Oct3 22) (Stephen Brown)
  • 10:30 Action Teams: Final preparations for presentations and discussion about the task, schedule, and logistics for each Action Team to develop their Share-a-Thon products.
  • 12:00 Lunch (Action teams may want to sit together to continue discussions & planning)
  • 1:00 Action Teams: Present their ideas for development of Community Educational Programs on geohazard science and preparedness. 15 minutes total per group (10 minutes presentation; 5 minutes discussion). Groups are encouraged to model how they will present specific concepts in different educational settings.
  • 3:00 Post-Workshop Survey
  • 3:30 Adjourn

Educational Materials in the Workshop Binder

The activities found in the workshop binder are all available in the Educational Materials section of the website and cross referenced from the presentation links above as well. We list the activities again here in order of appearance in the binder in case that is helpful.

  1. Rocks are Elastic!! Seeing is Believing
  2. Fault Models for Teaching About Plate Tectonics
  3. World Map of Plate Boundaries
  4. Earthquake Machine
  5. Human Wave: Modeling P and S Waves
  6. Seismic Slinky: Modeling P and S waves
  7. Quake Catcher Network Instructor Guide & User Tutorial
  8. Reading an Earthquake Seismogram
  9. Understanding Earthquakes: Comparing Seismograms
  10. USArray Seismic Wave Visualizations
  11. How Do We Know Where an Earthquake Originated?
  12. Pasta Quake: Exploring Earthquake Magnitude
  13. Earthquake Hazard Maps & Liquefaction: Alaska
  14. Build a Better Wall
  15. Building Shaking —Variations of the BOSS Model
  16. Alaska GPS Analysis of Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
  17. Exploring Tectonic Motions with GPS
  18. Investigating Factors That Affect Tsunami Inundation
  19. Be Smart, Be Prepared! Planning an Emergency Backpack
  20. Engaging with Earthquake Hazard and Risk
  21. Geologic Hazards and the Built Environment
  22. Geologic Hazard Community Action Plan
  23. Measure a Changing Volcano
  24. Volcano Monitoring with GPS: Westdahl Volcano Alaska