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UWI Seismic Research Centre launches 2011 Earth Day calendar

For Release Upon Receipt - December 10, 2010

St. Augustine


A 2011 calendar from The University of the West Indies (UWI) will showcase winning entries from the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Earth Day Art and Illustration secondary school competition. All proceeds from the sale of calendars will go toward the SRC Education Outreach Programme.

Professor Rhoda Reddock, Deputy Principal of The UWI St Augustine Campus, is expected to unveil the 2011 SRC Earth Day Calendar, which features interpretive and educational artwork centred on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

The new calendar will be launched at the Health Economics Auditorium on December 14th, 2010 from 5 to 7pm. Dr. Richard Robertson, SRC Director, will deliver the welcome address, and will present the first copy of the special calendar to popular Trinidadian artist, Ken Crichlow, who will deliver the feature presentation.

“This project is a good example of moving from education to re-education. In preparation for completing their pieces, the students would have had to learn about disaster-preparedness and various kinds of natural hazards. Now, we will be using their work to educate others,” Dr Robertson said.

He added that the calendars would provide a useful model for making public education a more mainstream activity.

“Just as we buy groceries, so too should we make disaster preparedness—and disaster preparedness education—part of our routine lives. By using everyday items like calendars we can promote ongoing awareness of hazards,” he said.

Calendars will be on sale at The UWI Book Shop and SRC. Admission to the calendar launch is by invitation only. For more information, please contact Monique Johnson at (868) 662 4659 Ext. 36 or Stacey Edwards at Ext. 23, or visit the official website at


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