a volcanic window in the Atlantic’ will be in Garachico next week



The educational program Canary Islands: a volcanic window in the Atlantic It will take place in Garachico (Tenerife) from September 5 to 7. The activity will take place at La Casa de Piedra (Calle Francisco Montesdeoca y García, 3) starting at 7:00 p.m.

The initiative, organized by the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (Involcan), aims to inform and educate citizens about the different dangers associated with the volcanic phenomenon and the actions that must be taken to reduce volcanic risk.

Likewise, the educational program will take place over three days, with attendance being free and open to the general public, with attendance being especially recommended to all people linked to the security and emergency operation, both professionals and volunteers, who reside in the municipality.

With the development of Canary Islands: a volcanic window in the Atlantic The recommendations described by the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Emergency Response due to Volcanic Risk in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands (Pevolca) are complied with.

The final objective of this program is to contribute to the Canary Islands being a better informed and organized community in the face of volcanic risk to become much less vulnerable than a community “that does not know or ignores the volcanic threats that surround it, and does not organize itself to respond to them,” they say from Involcan.

Specific objectives and contents of the three educational days

The first day aims to inform and educate attendees about the different dangers associated with the volcanic phenomenon through the projection of a documentary prepared by Involcan and Spanish Television in the Canary Islands. Understanding Volcanic Hazardsas well as the subsequent debate on the content of the documentary and the participation of the attendees in a question and answer game known as the Volcanic Trivia with the purpose of strengthening their knowledge and learning about the different volcanic dangers.

The second day aims to inform and educate the audience about the conceptual difference between volcanic danger and volcanic risk by screening the documentary “Reducing Volcanic Risk”, edited by the Association of Chemistry and Volcanology of the Interior of the Earth (Iavcei) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). After the screening, a debate will be promoted with the audience, as well as the participation of attendees in a second Volcanic Trivial with the purpose of strengthening their knowledge and learning about volcanic risk management.

On the third day, attendees will be able to learn that in our territory they can find “traces” of all the different dangers associated with the volcanic phenomenon that have been made known on the first day, as well as the frequency with which these various volcanic dangers occur. Likewise, on this third day, it is intended that attendees learn how Canarian society, as a whole, is materializing volcanic risk management in the Canary Islands and the degree of compliance with the actions recommended by the international scientific and political community for this purpose. . As in previous days, attendees will participate in a third Volcanic Trivial with the aim of strengthening their knowledge and learning about the volcanic phenomenon and volcanic risk management in the Canary Islands.



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