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Science Museum of Virginia Holding Free Festival

To learn how to prepare for a community-wide emergency, attend the free PrepareAthon festival at the Science Museum of Virginia that will held in Richmond on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will include numerous exhibits. Visitors will receive free resources, prizes, and tips on how to prepare before disaster strikes. The event includes presentations about climate and weather, including a talk by NBC 12 meteorologist Megan Wise, as well as science demonstrations throughout the day, numerous hands-on activities, and special challenges.

“Experts will discuss the impacts of climate change on human health, the environment, and the Chesapeake Bay,” festival planners noted in a recent statement. “There will be special presentations and workshops throughout the day on a variety of topics, from rain barrels to extreme weather to building a preparedness kit. A number of exhibitors from across the state will be onsite providing information, resources, and giveaways. Plus, be one of the first 300 guests to complete a scavenger hunt and you could win a prize that will help you be ready when a disaster strikes!”

The event is supported by an award from the Environmental Literacy Grant program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce.

Additional information about the Museum’s Climate Connections efforts is available at https://www.smv.org/learn/climate-connections.

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