Living in Earthquake Country
Kathleen Springer, senior curator of geological sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum, will give a primer on the San Andreas Fault during a gallery talk at the museum on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. At the talk, which is free with museum general admission, visitors will learn where the fault is, why it is there, how it has sculpted our environment, and how it might affect our lives in the event of a large quake.
“My talk will emphasize how to prepare for an earthquake,” said Springer, “and I’ll discuss building codes, building materials, and the substrate of this region relative to riding out The Big One.” She will also share copies of “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country,” which visitors will be able to take home and use to help themselves prepare for inevitable earthquakes. Springer will also do an on-line demonstration on how to retrieve a wide variety of information from the Southern California Earthquake Center's web site.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.