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Meet Dr. Janine B. Krippner, a Volcanologist, Postdoctoral Researcher, and Science Communicator, originally from New Zealand, currently located in West Virginia. In this episode, we discuss common misconceptions as well as important core information that science teachers should be teaching their students about volcanoes. We also discuss the various ways that people can make themselves more knowledgeable and safe in regards to volcanic eruptions.
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Strong foundation for young students to have about volcanoes should include:
2. Styles of eruptions (one volcano can have several).
3. Big volcanic events are more rare.
4. Know how volcano observatories monitor volcanoes.
5. How to read volcanic reports .
6. Beware of “click bait” hyperbolic media headlines about volcanoes.
7. Know who the authorities are regarding geohazards.
¨If I was teaching volcanoes in school, I would really focus on the hazards and how to stay safe.” – Dr. Janine B. Krippner.
“Know where to get the official information (about volcanic activity) before you go somewhere.” – Dr. Janine B. Krippner.
“When magma moves to the surface, its not moving into gaps and holes.” – Dr. Janine B. Krippner.
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