iEARN NATURAL DISASTER YOUTH SUMMIT JULY 17-23, 2011
Natural Disater Youth Summit Project is a year-round project in which students learn how to cope with natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and droughts through communication and collaboration with global friends. Activities include: 1. “Global Disaster Safety Map” program. Students create a Disaster Safety Map of their school’s surrounding areas. 2. NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid’s Safety Bag. As a subsidiary program, NDYS Teddy Bears (NDYS Little Ambassadors) are exchanged between partner schools to strengthen friendly bonds among participants. Each School can make Kid’s Safety Bag (Emergency bag), too. 3. Discussion, Exhibition and Oral Presentation. Theme: Climate Change and Disaster Reduction. As the final event of the project, we will gather at the 18th Annual iEARN Conference and 15th Annual Youth Summit in Taiwan in July 2011 for an exhibition of maps and oral presentations. Through this program, students will grow as global citizens who take actions and share their knowledge of disaster management to local people. 4. In addition to the above activities, schools are invited to submit original activities related to disaster reduction or climate change.