The Great California ShakeOut

Rancho Mirage, California
Past Event

Sunnylands Center & Gardens will participate in this year’s Great California ShakeOut.

At 10:19 am, an earthquake preparedness drill takes place across the state. All visitors to Sunnylands will take part in the drill and be required to evacuate the building to a safe location as directed by staff and security. A number of organizations will be at Sunnylands to share information on earthquake preparedness:

  • Animal Samaritans will advise the public on how to prepare for an earthquake if you have pets.
  • Rancho Mirage CERT will discuss the city's emergency response program.
  • Palm Desert High School medical students will demonstrate triage procedures and talk about their program.
  • SoCal Edison will talk about emergency preparation in regard to electrical power and share its own emergency response plans.
  • Coachella Valley Water District will discuss water concerns after a quake.
  • Dennis S. Mileti, a national expert on earthquake and disaster preparedness, will be speaking on October 16 at the Rancho Mirage Library. 

Families are encouraged to participate. Programming is appropriate for homeschoolers. For more information, please contact the education department at 760.202.2264 or