Everyone has a story to tell about their experience of a natural or human-made disaster. Why do some communities bounce back and others do not? How can we prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters?
The Koshland Science Museum will launch a new Science Social program with three events in fall 2013 focused on community resilience.
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Is Community Resilience Real or Fiction?
Is building community resilience possible or just wishful thinking? Mix it up with disaster expert Gerald Galloway and join a lively discussion about community resilience. No preparation or expertise required—bring your questions and ideas.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Extreme Event Challenge
Immerse yourself in a challenging group game in which your team must prioritize and collaborate to survive a fictitious disaster. With fun group dynamics and a surprising twist, the game will raise real-world questions about what it takes to make our communities more resilient.
Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Resilience in Your Neighborhood: A Community Event
During this special all-day event, families and adults are invited to enjoy hands-on activities, meet disaster experts and emergency responders, and learn how to build a more resilient community.
$7/adults, $4/students and active military
Stay tuned for new interactive museum features and more events to come in 2014! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for resilience programming updates.