September 25, 2009: All are invited to join the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) in commemorating Earth Science Week 2009 (October 11-17) under the theme ΓÇÿLiving with Our Volcano.'
Earth Science Week is organized by the American Geological Institute since October 1998 to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.
The activities organized by the MVO will commence with a special presentation to be delivered by MVO's Director Dr. Paul Cole on the ΓÇÿLessons for Soufriere Hills Volcano from other long term eruptions worldwide' on October 12, 2009 at 19:00 hrs, Brades Art and┬áEducational Center, Brades, Montserrat. Other activities include: interactive classroom sessions in all schools through the Island culminating with an ΓÇÿOpen Evening' at the MVO on October 16 at 16:30 - 19:00 hrs.
The ΓÇÿOpen Evening' exercise is intended to allow all persons the opportunity to better understand the operations of the MVO, the scientific body responsible for providing advisory services to the various stakeholders as it pertains to the level of activities associated with the Soufriere Hills Volcano.
On October 16, students from each Primary, Secondary and Tertiary educational Institutions across the Island will be facilitated for one hour per school during the period 09:00 hrs - 16:30 hrs. This exclusive tour will allow the students to interact with scientists at the MVO and enjoy a practical demonstration of the different techniques used for monitoring the Soufriere Hills Volcano.
For further Information, Please contact the Ms. Indira Badal or Jonathan Stone at the MVO on 491 5647.