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Student Guide | Cape Cod | Everglades | Los Angeles | Download PDF

Los Angeles:

Introduction

Reading

Focus Question

The Interested Parties

The Los Angeles Area - What You Need to Know

Climate - Warm, Dry Summers and Cool, Wet Winters

The Geologic Hazards of La Crescenta

Debris Basins - Catch It If We Can

NEWSFLASH!

For Your Information: We Have a Plan

Glossary

Focus Question:

You and your classmates are members of a La Crescenta civic group that has been formed to evaluate the safety of your community's school children in the event of the following geologic and hydrologic hazards: earthquakes and landslides (including mud and debris flows). Using the maps, tables, and other information in this packet, your job is to present the study of the geologic and hydrologic hazards to children that attend the following schools: Monte Vista School, Valley View School, and Rosemont Junior High School. Once your group has discovered what the hazards are, you will decide whether school children are safe attending the three schools in their present locations, or new sites for the schools must be found. Your group will make a presentation at a La Crescenta "community meeting" in which you will describe your analysis about how the community can guarantee children's safety during school.

Note: The information in this packet focuses on the community of La Crescenta, about 15 miles north of Los Angeles. The environmental and geological issues raised in this discussion of La Crescenta are the same ones facing most southern Californians.

Student Guide | Cape Cod | Everglades | Los Angeles | Download PDF

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