e-Missions – Operation Montserrat
A volcano on the beautiful Caribbean island of Montserrat is ready to erupt while at the same time a hurricane is developing off to the east. The volcano team uses seismic monitoring equipment located around the island to collect data while a satellite sends information from other Caribbean locations to determine whether the Soufriere Hills volcano is going to erupt. At the same time the hurricane team tracks the storm to calculate its arrival. Based on the data from the other teams the evacuation team needs to have plans in place to help the people and protect the environment. There is a lot to worry about on a tiny island.
- e-Missions can be done as a field trip to Wings of Eagles Discovery Center or in a classroom setting
- Done in conjunction with the Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling, WV