StormZone is a school-based multidisciplinary science and social studies education program that teaches students about the science of severe natural hazards – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and flash floods, severe winter weather, extreme heat, wildfires, and earthquakes – and how emergency management agencies work with federal, state and local governments to prepare for and recover from such disasters. Within this framework is an interactive exercise where students form their own government and plan and recover from a major weather event. The program, designed specifically for 6-12 grades, also provides students with safety and preparedness information, including a Disaster Survival Kit and Family Communication Plan to take home to their families. Finally, StormZone provides information about how to become a Red Cross volunteer.
All of these materials are available to teachers, emergency managers and the general public at no cost. Voluntary donations are always appreciated.