Seismic Research Centre Open House

Event Date(s): 29/08/2013

In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, the UWI Seismic Research Centre is inviting the public to its monthly Open House which will run throughout 2013.  The Open House will include a tour of the Centre, demonstrations on earthquake and volcano monitoring techniques, interaction with Earth scientists, hands-on activities as well as safety and preparedness tips. Information material and 60th Anniversary giveaways will also be available.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre monitors earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis for the English-speaking Eastern Caribbean and manages the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.  The Centre is located at The UWI’s St. Augustine campus and is funded by nine contributing governments from the region.  The Centre also works closely with national disaster management agencies and the formal education system to increase public awareness of geo-hazards.

Hourly tours will be held on the last Thursday of each month in the afternoon. The tours for August take place Thursday August 29. Tours are suitable for persons 13 years of age and older.

Space is limited.  Reservations are recommended.  For bookings and details call 662-4659 or email info@uwiseismic.com.

Please note that 60th anniversary mugs and t-shirts are also on sale at the UWI Bookshop.