PLAN!T NOW Center, Opening Feb. 2009

The PLAN!T NOW Center, opening in March 2009 in North Carolina, will develop disaster preparedness curricula for use by schools in at-risk communities, to teach children how to be safe. The Center is hosted by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, headed by Dr. Gavin Smith (author of the Expert Advice column). More information on RENCI’s disaster research efforts can be found at their website.