Free Earthquake Camp for Lincoln County Middle School Girls


A whole lot of shaking going on for girls in  Lincoln  County  Oregon,  thanks  to  the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation with funding  from  the  Siletz  Tribal  Charitable Contribution Fund!

The FREE Earthquake Camp will provide Central  Oregon  Coast  middle school girls with the opportunity  to explore the world of earthquakes using skills in engineering geology and  math!


Girls will learn about plate tectonics, great earthquakes in  the  Pacific  Northwest, and  even  how to locate earthquakes!   And, the girls will build their own working seismometer with a simpleamplifier circuit capable of recording nearby earthquakes! 

An important part of learning about earthquakes is understanding the hazards they present.  So the girls will learn how buildings can “resonate” in an earthquake. They will learn how liquefaction occurs.  And how engineers strengthen buildings to make them more resilient to earthquake shaking.

The camp will wrap up by teaching the girls the steps to take to make sure they and their families are safe, and they will build an earthquake/ tsunami preparedness “go-bag” that they will be able to take home.

The FREE three day Earthquake Camp will be held at the Oregon Coast Community College North Campus in Lincoln City from Monday through Wednesday, July 18 to 20, 2016, 10 am to 3 pm

For more information contact Janice Eisele at 503-965-9950 or

Or, fill out the application form and mail to   Central Oregon Coast NOW, P.O. Box 354, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.

Published April 27, 2016, Newport News Times, Page 10

The purpose of the 3-day camp is two-fold: to educate girls about the potential of earthquakes in the Pacific NW, and to encourage girls to consider a career in the sciences.


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