Kentucky Emergency Management
KYEM UNVEILS 2011 KENTUCKY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS POSTERS
FRANKFORT, KY. (May 25, 2011) - Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will honor 2011 Earthquake Awareness Poster Contest winners on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Picadome Elementary School located in Lexington, Ky. and at Grant’s Lick Elementary in Alexandria, Ky.
In 2009, KYEM and the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) worked together with two Kentucky elementary school teachers to develop a KYEM Earthquake Awareness Educational Program and Earthquake Instructional Unit for third through fifth grades. This five-hour educational awareness unit is designed to educate both children and adults in Kentucky communities and is available for download on the KYEM Earthquake Program website at www.kyem.ky.gov/earthquake/.
This unit is taught each year during Earthquake Awareness Month in February. As part of the unit, students across Kentucky were given the opportunity to create a classroom poster promoting earthquake awareness and then submit their posters for competition. A statewide poster winner was selected from each grade level and winning posters will be used to promote Earthquake Awareness 2012 and receive an iPod Shuffle.
WHO: Kentucky Emergency Management
WHAT: Earthquake Awareness Poster Contest Winner Presentations
WHERE: Picadome Elementary
1642 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY 40504-3799
Grant’s Lick Elementary
944 Clay Ridge Road
Alexandria, KY 41001