Kathryn Materna

Outreach with the Berkeley Seimology Lab

I work with the Berkeley Seismology Lab, the Berkeley EPS Department, and the BASIS program to visit local elementary schools several times a year. We provide classroom activities at the 4th to 8th grade level on earth science, plate tectonics, and earthquake safety. We also provide activities on earthquake science at the Bay Area Science Festival and other local events.

Berkeley Compass Project

I was an instructor and curriculum developer with the Berkeley Compass Project, where we designed and taught a summer program on earthquake mechanics for incoming undergraduate freshmen. The images below highlight several student-designed lab activities from the summer program.