BLOSSM is a geoscience outreach program which is placing 100 seismographs, called Raspberry Shakes, into K-16 educational institutions, and public learning spaces such as museums and libraries. Our goal is to promote integrated curriculum opportunities through the use of this educational technology, while expanding our seismic network.
We are currently in the Regional Rollout (phase 2) of a Three-Phase Rollout Plan. During the Pilot, we deployed 10 units. During Phase 2, the Regional Rollout, we will deploy an additional 30 units. During Phase 3, the Statewide Rollout, we will deploy the remaining 60 units.
We will support participants in BLOSSM through mini-workshops to provide time for teachers to work with one another, and to have time with our seismic analysts and curriculum experts.