Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 3, 475–481, 2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 475–481, 2020

Review article 23 Dec 2020

Review article | 23 Dec 2020

Celebrating 25 years of seismology at schools in France

Jean-Luc Berenguer et al.

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Subject: Geoscience education | Keyword: Pedagogy
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Cited articles

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Berenguer, J.-L., Courboulex, F., Tocheport, A., and Bouin, M.-P.: Tuned in to the Earth ... from the school EduSismo: the French educational seismological network, B. Soc. Geol. Fr., 184, 183–187,, available at: (last access: 6 December 2020), 2013. 
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Courboulex, F., Berenguer, J. L., Tocheport, A., Bouin, M. P., Calais, E., Esnault, Y., and Virieux, J.: SISMOS à l'Ecole: A Worldwide Network of Realtime Seismometers in Schools, Seismol. Res. Lett., 83, 870–873,, September/October 2012. 
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An educational program, focusing on seismological activities at schools and on raising citizen awareness of natural hazards, has been active in France since 1995. Over this quarter century, different generations of students have learned various lessons concerning instrument installation, data recording, and analysis. Analysis of earthquakes has generated a strong awareness of the seismic hazard, especially after the deployment of seismometers at schools.
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