Outreach Initiatives

MVO outreach initiatives include the following:

  • Volcano Vibes is a monthly program broadcast on local radio station ZJB. The program provides residents with a regular update on volcanic activity, and on developments at MVO.
  • MVO outreach staff visit schools to offer presentations on the volcanic eruption and its impact, on plate tectonics and earthquake safety. MVO also regularly hosts student groups from kindergarten through university levels.
  • MVO leads in organizing National Math and Science Week, a week of activities intended to celebrate and promote the study of science. It is an opportunity to provide information about the volcanic eruption.
  • Another of MVO’s main outreach events is the annual MVO Creative Writing Competition. All schools on island above preschool level typically participate in this activity, submitting written entries on volcano related themes, in varied genres, from year to year.