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Celebrate preparedness during PrepareAthon, a free festival that teaches the community how to be more resilient when disaster strikes at the Science Museum of Virginia, Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Uncover life-saving information to protect your family during an emergency, and learn more about resiliency. Discover the impacts of climate change on human health, the environment and Chesapeake Bay.
Enjoy resiliency-themed climate change activities in the Museum, including NOAA Science on a Sphere® demonstrations, hands-on experiments in Eco Lab and beyond. Build your own solitary bee nest, make your own water filter and check out a bicycle-powered blender that makes delicious smoothies!
Register here for a Disaster Preparedness Workshop and come away with a free Preparedness Kit, valued at $45, and meet with local experts to discuss safety preparedness. Or register here for a free Rain Barrel Workshop, limited to one per family, and learn about water conservation and how stormwater impacts our waterways.
PrepareAthon is hosted by Science Museum of Virginia under award # NA15SEC0080009 from the Environmental Literacy Grant (ELG) program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Department of Commerce. Statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the Museum and do not necessarily reflect views of NOAA or US Department of Commerce.