Disaster Simulation from Japan
Hello from Tokyo, Japan!
I went to Tokyo's Disaster Experience-Learning Facility and went through a multi-floor journey simulating the realities (physical, psychological and readiness) of living through an Earthquake, Hurricane or other major disaster. Children and adults are given a tablet to react and learn how to cope with explosions, falling structures, medical emergencies and even the emotions of being separated from your family members.
They combined rich experiential learning with physical simulations and even a jarring cartoon (Manga style) to take the participants through preparation for an emergency.
I will bring video and stories from these Disaster Prep centers to the main stage at Learning 2018. We must learn from our global colleagues and emulate this level of readiness in countries throughout the world. Here is an English copy of the program's details: http://www.tokyorinkai-koen.jp/pdf/pamphlet_en_2.pdf