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Forces of Nature: Southern California Weather     View
Designed for elementary school students, this website features interactive activities on temperature, wind, and weather forecasting. Also includes material for teachers, a glossary, and links to related websites. (It is anticipated that activities ab ...
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/temp_weather_5/

The Great Southern California ShakeOut     View
"The Great Southern California ShakeOut is a week [November 12-16, 2008] of special events featuring the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history, organized to inspire Southern Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disast ...
http://www.shakeout.org/

Cal Fire: Volunteers in Prevention     View
Details about this California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) program in which Cal Fire trains citizens and public service groups "to assist Cal Fire's efforts during wildland fires and other emergencies by providing inform ...
http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_volunteers.php

Consortium of California Herbaria     View
A database of hundreds of thousands of records of "California vascular plant specimens that are housed in herbaria throughout the state." Searchable by scientific name, county, source, collection date, and other factors. Many of the records ...
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/consortium/

California Underground: Our Caves and Subterranean Habitats     View
Use this exhibit to "explore the many kinds of caves found in California. Try out the Junior Speleologist interactives. Encounter bats and other cave creatures [and] preview teacher resources." Features diagrams and photos of underground re ...
http://www.museumca.org/caves/

Coastal Access Program     View
Background about public recreational access to the California coast. Includes "the first comprehensive review of the State's Coastal Access Program, the California Coastal Commission Public Access Action Plan, [which] was published in June 1999. ...
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/accndx.html

California Earthquake Authority (CEA)     View
"In 1996, the California Legislature established the California Earthquake Authority as a publicly managed, largely privately funded entity. Companies that sell residential property insurance in California can choose to offer their own privately ...
http://www.earthquakeauthority.com/

Southern California Wildfires     View
Collection of radio programs (some with associated written content) about the October 2007 wildfires in Southern California. Topics include how the fires started, air quality, recovery at San Diego's scorched Haas avocado orchards, and the FEMA phony ...
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15586389

California Office of Emergency Services (OES): 2008 Winter Storm Event     View
Collection of links to material about preparing for and coping with the results of the high winds and heavy rain and snow in California in January 2008. Includes links to situation reports and press releases, a list of open shelters and warming cente ...
http://www.oes.ca.gov/Operational/OESHome.nsf/ALL/F50D3D7F87DE6A1B882573C6005541ED?OpenDocument

Hazards From Mudslides: Debris Avalanches and Debris Flows in Hillside and Wildfire Areas     View
Background about the causes of mudslides (generally a combination of heavy rainfall, steep slopes, and loose soil) and precautions to avoid harm from mudslides. The site notes that most deaths from mudslides in California have occurred "when deb ...
http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/publications/cgs_notes/note_33/Pages/Index.aspx

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