Along the coast, Oregon Sea Grant has been helping residents prepare for a major earthquake and tsunami. One way it does this is by teaching people to create and use self-guided evacuation routes modeled after a treasure hunt. In these hunts, which are called quests, walkers follow a map and a series of educational clues about their surroundings to reach higher ground. At the end, they find a hidden box that contains a guest book and rubber stamp to mark their accomplishment. The aim is that by exploring these routes for fun in their free time, residents and visitors will later know where to flee in the event of a tsunami.

Authors: 
Vanessa Cholewczynski et al.
Short Description: 
A video that describes the quest concept and how quests are used to teach coastal visitors and locals what to do in the event of a tsunami.
Product Number: 
ORESU-V-17-004
Entry Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Price: 
Free
Length: 
2:55 minutes
Size and Format: 
Video
Miscellaneous: 
Additional contributors include Tiffany Woods
Year of Publication: 
2017