Fault Lines

Johanna Wagstaffe

Fault Lines
Event Number: 43
Tickets: $17.00

$9.50 for student groups

Fault Lines

Johanna Wagstaffe

Thursday, October 19
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St.

Experts have been predicting “The Big One” (a massive earthquake along BC’s coast) for years. What are we doing about it? More importantly, what should we be doing? This afternoon, Johanna Wagstaffe, seismologist, meteorologist and science host for CBC Vancouver, presents her new book, Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes and shares her journey toward understanding the earth beneath our feet. What does a 9.1 megathrust earthquake look like? How will survivors across BC gather and communicate with the rest of the country? What supplies should you store in your emergency kit? During this highly visual presentation, you’ll learn the important science behind what makes the earth rumble as well as hear the stories of kids around the world who’ve experienced the wonder—and terror—of an earthquake.

Suitable for grades 4-7.

Presented with the Rix Family Foundation.

Event Authors:

Johanna Wagstaffe

British Columbia

Johanna Wagstaffe is the meteorologist and science host for CBC Vancouver and CBC News Network, covering local, national and international weather and science stories. With a background in seismology, geophysics and earth science, Wagstaffe has covered a wide range of science stories, including the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, the 2011 Japan tsunami and the Paris Climate Change Conference. She enjoys teaching children about weather and science and is part of the Astronuts Kids Space Club. Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes is Wagstaffe’s debut non-fiction book about the science behind earthquakes and children who have experienced them.

@jwagstaffe