12 de Junho, sala 6.2.53, 15h00
Natural Disasters: Understanding the Science and the Risks
Isabel Sacramento Grilo,
Department of Geological Sciences SDSU, San Diego, California. EUA.
Death from above, death from below, and much in between…
A show case of one of the most popular courses at San Diego State University in California – Natural Disasters. This talk will examine how natural processes and their energy release, involving land, water, sky, and space, impact humans, often with tremendous deaths tolls. Who gets affected? Why? Where… Students learn to appreciate Earth's processes and how we are powerless in the face of this energy release. This talk provides an overview of how using natural disasters works really well in teaching earth science at the undergraduate level.