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Natural Hazards Data For The Classroom

I came across these resources on natural disasters on a web site run by Munich Reinsurance. There are a number of documents that can be downloaded for free – and they contain a lot of useful statistical information that might … Continue reading

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UK Earthquake Resources

It was rather ironic that while spending a week studying (relatively quiet) tectonic activity in Iceland, a significant earthquake hit the UK. On my return, I gathered a few resources concerning this earthquake – having missed out on the event, … Continue reading

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Pack A Disaster Bag

Anyone teaching about responses to natural disasters may want to check out the web site for Sacramento County: http://www.sacramentoready.org/ It includes a good deal of information about responses and preparedness, and I particularly like their advert that tries to encourage … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters Data For the Classroom

Here is a really useful resource for any geographers teaching about natural disasters. On the ‘Prevention Web’ web site (in the resources section) are a number of reports and data sets about natural disasters around the world. They are all … Continue reading

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New Lava Centre Exhibition For Iceland

School trips to Iceland have grown in popularity in recent years, and I have been lucky enough to be regularly involved with some of them through my work with Rayburn Tours. http://www.lavacentre.is/ This summer I am looking forward to visiting … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Poster For The Classroom

Further to my last blog entry, if you are teaching about the recent New Zealand earthquake –  you may want to take a look at this excellent poster  produced by the US Geological Service: It is available as a PDF … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Case Study For The Classroom

The recent New Zealand earthquake has provided a great opportunity for geography teachers to update one of their natural hazards case studies. There has been plenty of resources in the news over the past few days – but if you … Continue reading

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