3 NW colleges get $625K for tsunami training

3 NW colleges get $625K for tsunami training

Tsunami waves swirl near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA, NO SALES

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 12:27 PM

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Three Northwest universities share a $625,000 National Science Foundation grant to train educators from Washington and Oregon coastal communities about earthquake and tsunami dangers.

Oregon State University receives $315,000 as the lead institution, with $194,000 going to Central Washington University and $116,000 to the University of Portland.

The Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program will offer workshops to teachers, park and museum interpreters, and disaster preparedness educators. They, in turn will, teach the science of earthquakes and tsunamis to students and visitors as well as ways to prepare for the natural disasters.

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