Students Learn About Disaster Preparedness at Earth Manual Project Exhibit

A new study by researchers at the University Hawaii found that the increase of simultaneous natural disasters caused by climate change in the next 100 years would be disastrous for society. During the last 20 years, the United States has suffered among the greatest number of natural disasters according to the United Nations disaster monitoring system.

In response to this global chaos, some educators have decided that It’s never too early for students to learn about disaster preparedness. That’s the message to 4th and 5th grade students at P.S. 147 in Brooklyn, who through a series of workshops, are learning how to help themselves and others in the event of a natural disaster.

The workshops were coordinated by the Japan Foundation, and led by Hirokazu Nagata, the chairman of Plus Arts, a non-profit specializing in education for disaster preparedness. Read more here!