20112012 K-12 Outreach Program

PEER K-12 Outreach ProgramThe 2011-2012 K-12 outreach program at UC Berkeley was extremely successful, reaching 21 schools, 44 classrooms, and 1209 students. This program is supported jointly by the PEER Center and the nees@berkeley laboratory.

The goal of the outreach program is to engage the students and foster interest in earthquakes and engineering.

Due to the success of this program it will be continued in 2012-2013. Learn more at the 2012-2013 program page.

The following shows the list of schools that participated in the 2011-2012 Program:

  • – Lazear Elementary, Oakland, 4th and 5th Grade, 2 classes, 60 students
  • – Greenleaf Elementary, Oakland, 5th Grade, 3 classes, 84 students
  • – Joaquin Miller, Oakland, 5th Grade, 2 classes, 60 students
  • – ASCEND School, Oakland, 6th Grade, 2 classes, 48 students
  • – Coliseum College Prep, Oakland, 6th Grade, 2 classes, 66 students
  • – Cleveland Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 60 students
  • – Mira Vista Elementary, Richmond, 5th Grade, 2 classes, 58 students
  • – Lakeview Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 46 students
  • – Brookfield Elementary, Oakland, 4th and 5th Grade, 2 classes, 51 students
  • – Korematsu Discovery Academy, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 43 students
  • – Learning without Limits, Oakland, 4th Grade, 3 classes, 60 students
  • – Grass Valley Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 49 students
  • – Peralta Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 40 students
  • – Bella Vista Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 44 students
  • – Global Family School, Oakland, 4th and 5th Grade, 2 classes, 40 students
  • – Laurel Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 40 students
  • – Twin Creeks Elementary, San Ramon, Mixed Grades, 1 class, 24 students
  • – Nea Community Learning Center, Alameda, 6th Grade, 2 classes, 63 students
  • – St Laurence O'Toole, Oakland, 5th Grade, 1 class, 20 students
  • – Manzanita SEED Elementary, Oakland, 4th Grade, 2 classes, 78 students
  • – Madison Middle School, Oakland, 6th Grade, 4 classes, 125 students
Lincoln Elementary is excited to learn about earthquakes!
Students enjoy a tour through the nees@berkeley laboratory where they learn about some of the equipment used to study the effects of earthquake shaking on large structures.
Lincoln Elementary is excited to learn about earthquakes!
Knowledgable staff engage with students from Manzanita SEED Elementary, ready to answer any questions they might have about earthquake engineering.
Lincoln Elementary is excited to learn about earthquakes!
These are some of the towers built by student learners from the Nea Community Learning Center, ready to prove their mettle on the earthquake shaking tables!
Lincoln Elementary is excited to learn about earthquakes!
Students from the Korematsu Discovery Academy eagerly look on as a K'Nex tower is put to the test on the earthquake simulating "shaking table."
Lincoln Elementary is excited to learn about earthquakes!
Lazear students learn about about earthquake recording seismographs as they prepare to simulate their own mini-earthquakes!
Lincoln Elementary is excited to learn about earthquakes!
A trio of ASCEND students jump up and down as hard as possible to create the strongest seismogram recording.