HOME EARTHQUAKE SAFETY WEEKEND
Seattle On Saturday and Sunday,
March 30-31, 2002, the Burke Museum will present a free Home Earthquake
Safety Weekend. Offerings will include: lectures and workshops on
home retrofitting and personal preparedness, information and resources
needed to make homes and businesses earthquake resistant, and fun
earthquake-related childrens activities.
THE BIG ONE: EARTHQUAKES
IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Seattle When the Nisqually earthquake
rattled the foundation of the Northwest last February, Burke Museum
staff had already been hard at work on a new earthquake exhibit
to be installed in the temporary gallery. In an instant, the scope
of that project changed shape and began to grow.
The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest is a new,
six-point project aimed at educating Northwest communities about
the natural history of Washington and the potential hazards and
methods of preparation for a major earthquake in our region.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is pleased to introduce
a new traveling exhibit, The Big One: Earthquakes
in the Pacific Northwest, available for booking from March
Earthquakes, Mountains, and the Geologic History
of the Pacific Northwest
Dr. Catherine Townsend, Senior Regional Geologist at the Burke Museum,
will speak to groups, classrooms, and members of the public about
the formation of Washington State, in conjunction with the traveling
exhibit The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.
"THE BIG ONE"
EVENTS AND LECTURES
Seattle During the run of the
temporary exhibit, The Big One: Earthquakes in
the Pacific Northwest (Feb. 28Sept. 2, 2002) the Burke
Museum will present a variety of public programs and lectures relating
to earthquakes in this region.