First Friday Event: The Natural History of Natural Disasters

Fire Safe Santa Cruz County
10.04.2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Explore the natural history of natural disasters in Santa Cruz during this free First Friday open house at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Enjoy free admission and refreshments during this drop-in event as you engage with a special exhibit commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake and explore earthquakes, sea level rise, wildfires, and emergency response with local experts.

Friday, October 4 | 5-7 p.m.
Free Admission

Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Admission is free all day 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., with this special event occurring 5-7 p.m.


Santa Cruz County Emergency Response Team | CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. Consider scenarios that could occur in Santa Cruz, explore resources, and learn how to be more emergency-ready.

Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Emergency Service | ARES works with agencies to provide radio communications for periods of local, regional or national civil emergencies or disasters. Explore radio technology and learn how it continues to be a useful tool for emergency response.

UC Santa Cruz Seismology Lab | The UC Santa Cruz seismology lab includes world experts on earthquakes, mantle structure, subduction zones, tsunamis and exploration imaging. Dig a little deeper into the science of earthquakes through interactive demos with these local seismologists.

City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Program | The City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Plan was adopted in 2012 and outlines the actions the City will take over the next ten years to reduce greenhouse gasses by 30%. During this event, learn about this plan and use virtual reality headsets to explore how sea level rise may impact Santa Cruz.