Are you prepared for wildfires and earthquakes? Did you know that millions of years of earthquakes in Sonoma County created the topography that now directs wildfire paths? Come learn how climate conditions, tectonic setting, and human influence sets the stage for wildfires. To help you get ready for potential natural disasters, we’ll introduce you to websites and maps that can help you predict where earthquake damage will occur, and how and where wildfires may spread. The more you know, the better you are prepared, the calmer you will be when a disaster strikes.
Nicole Myers, Lecturer, Department of Geology, Sonoma State University
Nicole developed a passion for understanding the Earth from a childhood fascination with rocks and volcanoes, and now teaches others to appreciate planet Earth. Nicole has been teaching at Sonoma State University since 2007, and brings her enthusiasm for Earth appreciation, www.appreciatingearth.com, to the community through academic classes such as Age of the Dinosaurs & Natural Disasters, earth science field explorations, stone jewelry creation, and earth science stories.
No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.
How to Sign Up
Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.
About the Center
Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.