PrepareAthon 2016 took place August 27, 2016, and offered participants activities and information focused on emergency preparedness; sustainable lifestyle options such as energy saving homes, local food, healthy lifestyles, and stormwater; and adaptation strategies such as installing solar or wind systems. Local emergency responders, including Richmond Fire and Emergency Services and Red Cross representatives, were available, and hands-on workshops — for example, build your own emergency preparedness kit or rain barrel — and a variety of hands-on activities for children and adults were part of the event.
You can hear the interview conducted by Catherine Komp, radio producer and reporter, of the Science Museum of Virginia’s Chief Scientist, Eugene Maurakis, Ph.D., and Annette Osso, Managing Director of Resilient Virginia, at this link. Stay tuned for more resiliency reporting in the coming year.
The PrepareAthon is an annual activity of the Science Museum of Virginia’s Climate Connections Learn, Prepare, Act Program, a three-year initiative. Resilient Virginia is pleased to be a partner with the Science Museum of Virginia for these programs, as well as George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and WCVE-Community Idea Stations.