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View Resource FEMA for Kids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) educates children about natural disasters and how kids can help prevent damage. The website features educational materials on the causes of catastrophes such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Visitors to the site can find out the natural disasters that affect each state in the United States. Students can read stories, play a variety of fun...

https://www.ready.gov/kids
View Resource GeoCollaborative: Crisis Management

The GeoCollaborative brings together researchers interested in finding ways to develop information science and technology to support crisis management. Managing crisis events, such as hurricanes, forest fires, disease outbreaks, chemical spills, and terrorist attacks, involves gathering "geospatial information about the event itself, its causes, the people and infrastructure affected, resources...

https://www.geovista.psu.edu/grants/GCCM/index.htm
View Resource GeoHazards International

Created in 1991, GeoHazards International's (GHI) mission is to "reduce loss of life and suffering around the world in communities most vulnerable to geologic hazards." To attain this goal, GHI works "to create a world that devotes as many resources to preparing for and preventing the consequences of natural disasters as it devotes to responding to and recovering from them." A good place to start...

http://www.geohaz.org/
View Resource Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic

The National Postal Museum recently created a rather nice in situ exhibit with this great online component to bring together materials on two marvels (and disasters) of modern transportation: the Titanic and the Hindenburg. The exhibit brought together unique items such as postcards and programs in one place so that visitors could learn about these rather fantastic forms of conveyance. The exhibit...

https://postalmuseum.si.edu/fireandice/index.html