Are you helping your community be disaster resilient?
The Extreme Event is on the road!
Disasters happen to everyone. Use the Extreme Event game to help your members understand the important role they play in community resilience.
Using a variety of online resources including videos, games, and reference materials to gather information, this new activity is designed to engage and challenge students from middle school through college. Using a combination of guided research, individual tasks, and group collaboration this webquest stimulates critical thinking about how to prepare for disasters and increase resilience in communities.
Just as the discovery of the great canyons of the western United States fostered the drive to explore, protect and care about these treasures, the 2016 NAKFI Conference Discovering the Deep Blue Sea will engage scientists, engineers and medical researchers – working with artists and designers to explore exciting questions.
Since 1886, the National Academy of Sciences has honored outstanding achievement in the physical, biological, and social sciences through its awards program. This year’s winners include writer, director, actor, and science communicator Alan Alda; California Institute of Technology professor Dianne K. Newman; Princeton University professor Sergio Verdú; and Stanford University Professor Carolyn Bertozzi.
At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a one-day public workshop on February 16, 2016 to explore potential research priorities arising as a result of the emergence of Zika virus in the United States.
Tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightning, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis - spring is three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared. It roars in like a lion and continues to roar across the United States throughout March, April and May.
What do you love about the Koshland? What has inspired or wowed you? What memories have stayed with you? What makes it your science museum? Science centers mean many things to many people, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) wants to know what they mean to you.