The UWI-SRC collaborates with the Nevis Disaster Management Department
The UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. Wednesday, May 10, 2023- The UWI-SRC visited the island of Nevis on April 25-27 2023, to conduct outreach sessions with several primary and secondary schools. This comes after a four-month, geo-hazard awareness campaign conducted by the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD). To end their segment on geo-hazards they invited the UWI-SRC to participate in a number of school outreach activities that aimed to summarize the hazards students learnt between January to April 2023. These activities aimed to increase the awareness of these hazards and teach the best safety and preparedness practices in order to increase the resilience of the students and support the efforts of building a safety culture within the younger population.
The UWI-SRC visited Charlestown, St James, St Thomas and Joycelyn Liburd Primary schools as well as Charlestown and Gingerland Secondary Schools. The students were given information on earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes and how best to prepare for these disasters.
Education and outreach activities are conducted throughout the islands that are monitored with the aim of raising awareness of these hazards.