When the Earth erupts, what can you do?

When the Earth erupts, what can you do?

There are active volcanoes across the globe. When they erupt people can die and whole communities vanish. Scientists of the University of Iceland take measurements and samples standing on the ridge in front of the active part of the eruptive fissure of an active...

Living near an active volcano can be scary. Even scarier is living near an active volcano without an adequate emergency plan in place. With extreme weather events and natural disasters on the rise in recent years, help your students develop an emergency preparedness plan for their community in this piece from correspondent Tira Shubart.

Exercise: Read the article as a class and discuss why emergency preparedness plans are not equitable around the world. Then, evaluate your school and community’s level of emergency preparedness. What makes for an effective plan? Are there any weaknesses to your community’s existing emergency preparedness efforts? What could be improved?

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