Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol G (General (Education and Outreach)) » General (Education and Outreach)

[G-03] Geoscinece Outreach

Sun. May 24, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science), Jiro Komori(Teikyo Heisei University)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[G03-P03] Report of the 15-th children's summer school on earthquakes and volcanoes

Yoshiomi HASEGAWA1, *Naoji KOIZUMI2, For outreach activities COMMITTEE3 (1.Japan Meteorological Agency, 2.Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 3.Seismological Society of Japan)

Keywords:earthquake, volcano, child, summer school, outreach activity

The children's summer school on earthquakes and volcanoes (http://www.kodomoss.jp/) started in 1999. It is managed by the Seismological Society of Japan(SSJ), the Volcanological Society of Japan(SSJ) and the Geological Society of Japan(GSJ) as one of the important outreach activities. All of the past activities of the children's summer school are reported on "Naifuru", which is the public relations magazine of SSJ (http://www.zisin.jp/modules/pico/index.php?content_id=2666). The detailed purpose of the school is written in Sato et al.(2014).
The 15-th children's summer school on earthquakes and volcanoes was held in the Unzen volcanic area global geopark in Nagasaki Prefecture from August 2nd to August 3rd in 2014. Unfortunately, the weather was not good at that time because a typhoon came close to the area. But 21 children, who are from elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools, joined the school and tried to solve "the secret of Kyushu hidden in the Shimabara Peninsula",which was a theme of the 15-th children's summer school. We will report this activity in the presentation.