HOME EARTHQUAKE SAFETY WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2002
10 am 5 pm
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. This is one-stop-shopping
for quake preparedness! A great opportunity to stock up on the valuable
info youll need in order to be ready for another major tremor
in our region. Admission to Home Earthquake Safety Weekend is FREE,
sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies.
Saturday at 2 pm, LuAn Johnson, from the City of Seattle Office
of Emergency Management, will present a free workshop on Personal
Preparedness. Pre-registration is not required for the workshop,
but early arrival is recommended, as space is limited.
Sunday at 2 pm, Roger Faris, Well Home Director of the Phinney
Neighborhood Association, will present a free Home Preparedness
workshop. Pre-registration is required for Faris workshop.
To register, please call 206-543-7907 during regular business hours.
Earthquake Engineering 101
Saturday and Sunday, at 1:00 pm in the Burke Room
Presented by faculty from the University of Washington Department
of Civil Engineering
"BIG ONE" EXHIBIT
While youre here at the Burke, youll want to check
out our interactive new exhibit, The Big One:
Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. Youll see a dramatic
display from the 2001 Nisqually quake-- peek inside a van crushed
by falling bricks in downtown Seattle, view TV news coverage of
the event, and listen to tapes of 911 calls and the Sea-Tac Airport
air traffic control. Walk through a retrofitted "house,"
where youll get an up-close look at important home safety
measures, such as proper strapping of the water heater. And youll
find lots of information on earthquake science, from basic facts
of plate tectonics to intriguing examples of cutting-edge research.
Find out what scientists are learning about the recently discovered
fault beneath Puget Sound and follow the incredible detective story
that first convinced scientists that major earthquakes"Big
Ones" do happen here.
The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE
45th St and 17th Ave NE, on the University of Washington campus.
Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 on Thursdays. For
a complete calendar of events and other information, please visit
our website at www.burkemuseum.org. Our 24-hour phone info line