On 16 November TIDES exhibited at the Resilience in Your Neighborhood event at the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. Our display focused on low-cost, low-tech solutions for emergency preparedness. The event featured disaster relief experts and interactive displays from the American Red Cross, Shelterbox and the National Academy of Sciences.
We had a great time speaking with students and families about how TIDES approaches can support community resilience. We also connected with a Lego League group from Hunters Woods Elementary School in Reston, VA. The students are currently working on a kinetic watch that converts body heat and energy into power. Did I mention they are in 5th grade!! We were SO impressed by the group that we invited them to NDU to present their project.
The Resilience in Your a Neighborhood event was part of the Koshland’s new community resilience programming. Back in October the TIDES team participated in the museum’s Extreme Event Challenge, an interactive group game which focused on a real-world disaster scenario.
A special thanks to the Koshland for including us in their event!