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CSAV participates in upcoming Home Improvement Show

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Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Contact: Darcy Bevens, (808) 974-7631

For Immediate Release

Two girls enjoy the "Volcanologist Fashion

The University of Hawai`i at Hilo's Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) will be participating in the 3rd annual Home Improvement Show at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday and Sunday, June 29th & 30th.
While most of the booths at this show will be displaying products for people interested in building new homes or renovating existing ones, CSAV provides a different venue by educating the public on how to strengthen a home against natural hazards.

"The hazards homeowners can most effectively build against are earthquakes and hurricanes, so displays showing how to retrofit with shear walls and strong-ties will be featured," said Darcy Bevens, educational specialist with CSAV. "But to make the booth appeal to kids as well as adults, a portable seismograph and hurricane simulator will be set up so that kids can make their own earthquake/hurricane and see the effects on models of typical Hawai`i-style houses."

For additional information, please call Bevens at (808) 974-7631.

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