Toka Tū Ake EQC brings free natural disaster education to Auckland schools

The Volcano Van brings natural hazard education straight to classrooms

Toka Tū Ake EQC brings free natural disaster education to Auckland schools

Catastrophe & Flood

By Kenneth Araullo

NZ natural disaster insurer Toka Tū Ake EQC, in partnership with the Auckland Museum, has announced its plans to bring free natural disaster education to Auckland schools via the Volcano e-Van.

Run by the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum and funded by the EQC, this program connects children with their local volcanoes via an interactive experience. The program also explores the different types of eruptions in order to educate tamariki on the necessary level of preparedness that they would need.

According to a release from the Toka Tū Ake EQC, the goal is to educate youngsters on the world of volcanoes and help them better understand the science behind it, while also instilling the vigilance that everyone needs in times of natural disasters.

Toka Tū Ake EQC public education manager Hamish Armstrong said that the commission hopes to build resilience among future generations, starting with children.

“We’d love to see every school throughout Tāmaki Makaurau take up this fun, exciting and free learning opportunity,” Armstrong said.

Toka Tū Ake EQC chief readiness and recovery chief Kate Tod recently said that processing claims relating to land damage in the aftermath of the Auckland floods and Gabrielle is a lengthy process, with a better view of the situation to unfold itself over the next few weeks.

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