Birch Aquarium Great California ShakeOut!

10/15/2015 - 10:00am

Earthquake Safety Month

Be prepared, not scared!

The focus is on earthquakes in October, when groups throughout California raise awareness about earthquake safety. Come shake, rattle and roll with us and check out our earthquake education programs throughout the month!

Great California ShakeOut! at Birch Aquarium

October 15 

Join Birch Aquarium for the largest-ever earthquake drill in California and stay for a day of activities about seismic science. Design and construct your own building and test its ability to withstand an earthquake, test your knowledge of earthquake preparedness with an interactive game, and get moving and shaking with the Quake Catcher game from Scripps scientists. 

At 10:15 a.m., millions of Californians will "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" inThe Great California ShakeOut!, the state's largest earthquake drill ever. Earthquakes can happen anywhere in California. 


Additional Great ShakeOut! Activities 

Oct. 15: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Think Tank: Earthquake Challenge

Explore the science behind earthquakes and the effects earthquakes have on man-made structures. By building your own structures on a shake table using a variety of resources and building materials, discover how structures are designed to withstand a quake. 

Tilt Trivia: Earthquake Preparedness

Test your knowledge of proper earthquake safety and preparedness by playing an interactive tablet game called Tilt Trivia. 

Quake Catcher: Kinect Game

Quake Catcher is an interactive Kinect game that gets your body moving and shaking! Become a seismologist in Seismic City and learn how to prepare for, detect, and respond to an earthquake. Debi Kilb, a Scripps scientist who developed the game, will be onsite to discuss her work.



For more information on this event, contact: 
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093