Kids quake for Earth Science Week

8 October 2002

Photograph by Cindy Hann, 2002

Photograph by Cindy Hann, 2002.
© Geoscience Australia

Nearly 200 primary school children will simulate an earthquake outside Parliament House in Canberra on 16 October when Warren Entsch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources launches Earth Science Week in Australia.

Earth Science Week is an international event that has been celebrated in Australia for the past three years. Geoscience Australia coordinates a range of activities throughout the nation to help the community develop an understanding of the importance and impacts of earth science to every day life. Earth Science Week 2002 will run from 13 to 19 October.

The Kids Quake at Parliament House will be the first in a series of nationwide Kids Quakes to be held at various schools throughout Australia. The event in Canberra will be recorded on one of Geoscience Australia's seismographs to demonstrate the science of monitoring earthquakes.

Geoscience Australia will also be hosting three public lectures on Sunday 13 October with topics covering other worlds, our restless world and the ancient world. The Earth Science Education Centre at Geoscience Australia will also hold a series of 'volcano-making' workshops for schools and special interest groups.

Visit our Earth Science Week page for more information.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013