Resources for disaster resilience education
Natural Disasters Education Kit -- Talking with children about natural disasters can be confronting, particularly when people or places they know have been deeply affected. UNICEF Australia has developed a Natural Disaster Education Kit, drawn from experience and the experience of child psychologists, to help parents and educators discuss the impact of recent natural disasters with children.
A storm is coming! What do I need to do? When the storm hits what do I do? What about when the storm has passed and we need to clean-up? This iPhone and iPod touch game is aimed at middle school students between Years 5-9. It has been adapted from the Severe Storm Action Guide to help students learn what they need to do before, during and after a storm.
The DisasterMapper is an interactive map of Australia that covers over 50 disaster events that have occurred at different times, ranging from the early 1900s through to the most recent events. Each event is supported by statistics, images, videos and text. The events are searchable by location, time or type of disaster. By looking at previous disasters, we can better understand and prepare for future events and build greater resilience in Australian communities.
What is a Prepper you might ask? I would define a Prepper as a person who prepares for the future by not relying on everyday conveniences of technology, electricity, and common societal info-structure. The Modern Day Boy Scout/Girl Scout but not an extremist. I am not talking doomsday or zombies here. Just talking about a few days without power and grocery stores are unable to sell food or a gas leak calls for a couple day evacuation of your neighborhood.