You’re invited! As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations The UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) has opened its doors to visitors at monthly Open House sessions throughout 2013.
The UWI-SRC monitors earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis for the English-speaking countries of the Eastern Caribbean; conducts research on these hazards and manages an education and outreach programme to build awareness of these geo-hazards.
“Trinidad & Tobago lies in a high earthquake zone for the Caribbean and earthquakes are felt regularly. People might be interested in learning more about what causes these events, how we measure them and most importantly how they can protect themselves,” said Stacey Edwards, Education Officer at the Centre. “We started in February and the response to the Open House so far has been great with some of the sessions actually being overbooked,” added Edwards.
The Open House provides insight into the work and role of the SRC in the region while promoting earthquake and tsunami safety in Trinidad.
Ninety minute sessions are offered on the last Thursday of every month at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm at the Centre’s offices on Gordon Street in St. Augustine. Each session includes a tour of the Centre, demonstrations on earthquake and volcano monitoring techniques, interaction with Earth scientists as well as safety and preparedness tips. The Open House is suitable for persons 13 years and up; however a session for families with younger children is being planned for later in the year.
Space is limited and bookings are highly recommended. For reservations and details call 662-4659 or email email@example.com.