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Forces of Nature

Program
Field Trip @ OMSI
Type & Format
Films
Duration
45 min
Grade Level
3-12, Adult
Subject
Physics
Season
Year-Round
Cost
$
5
Per
Person

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to receive group rates.

The awesome destructive power of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tornadoes is examined as scientists seek to understand how these natural disasters are triggered and what can be done to minimize their deadly effects. 

Combining striking archival footage with computer-created reenactments and interviews, the film's sequence on volcanoes is centered on the massive Soufriere Hills eruption of 1995. A tremor in Izmit, Turkey – which cost the lives of 17,000 – sets the stage for the segment on earthquakes, while Dr. Joshua Wurman leads a group of "storm chasers" as the filmmakers investigate tornadoes. Kevin Bacon narrates this National Geographic Society production.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

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