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November 16: Resilience In Your Neighborhood: A Community Event

 
Did you know that pizza boxes can be used to create a solar cooker? Find out how during this special event for families and children ages 8 and older.
 
From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., take part in more than ten hands-on science activities to learn how to build a resilient home and community. Equip yourself with tools to respond to and thrive in extreme conditions. Learn about careers in emergency response and recovery:

  • Work with the American Red Cross to create a readiness pack for your family.
  • Join the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to build a shelter box with equipment you’ll need to stay warm and dry in extreme conditions.
  • Team up with the National Defense University/U.S. Department of Defense to prepare for emergencies using inexpensive household objects.

From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., meet fire fighters and paramedics from the D.C. Fire and EMS Department. They will provide tips for what to do in an emergency and talk about careers in emergency response. Look for the fire engine parked in front of the museum!
 
Engage in hands-on science activities to see how earthquakes form, clean up an oil spill using simple objects, learn how vaccinations curb the spread of disease, and more.
 
Admission is $7/adults, $4/students and active military. School and community groups are encouraged to attend. Contact the Koshland Science Museum at 202-334-1201 or ksm@nas.edu to make arrangements for groups of 12 or more.
 
Email the museum to sign up for resilience programming updates.