Activity Narrative

The NEES@UCSB education and outreach team visited Adelante Charter and Franklin Elementary sixth graders in Santa Barbara. Dr. Sandra Seale made a power point presentation and gave an introductory lecture about seismology. She discussed topics such as plate tectonics and earthquakes, showed a movie of global seismicity and demonstrated how a seismometer works. The presentation concluded with a question and answer session and the opportunity for each student to generate their own earthquake by jumping next to a mems accelerometer. Students left with printouts of their earthquakes.


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.