Explosion of Excitement

I was lucky enough to write about my experiences working for the London Volcano at the Natural History Museum this week – amazing team and great memories!

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Today’s guest post is by Emilly Kitching – one of the many volunteers who have helped make London Volcano a success!

While being lucky enough to work as a ‘volcanoteer’ for the London Volcano I noticed something amazing. It’s the immense enthusiasm everyone has to learn how, why and what causes stuff to happen in a volcano!

Preparing the volcano after overnight rain on Monday. Jon and Holly with brooms; Jennni and Emilly measuring the safety zone for the bin bang Preparing the volcano after overnight rain on Monday. Jon and Holly with brooms, Emilly measuring the safety zone for the bin bang

When working with children in school workshops and listening to so many groups debate about the safest location to place their house, on our St Vincent Island by assessing volcanic risk, was amazing. They considered all the factors we spoke about, such as previous pathways of lava and the potential benefits of living near the coast, showing off their new knowledge. I had a flash back to my old school trips…

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