The Great California ShakeOut

Rancho Mirage, California
Past Event

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

With this event, Sunnylands and participating organizations spread awareness about the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety and preparation.

All guests and staff will participate in an earthquake drill at 10:18 a.m. This drill will interrupt ALL Sunnylands activities for about 15 minutes.

Participants and activities are:

Lincoln Elementary students will visit other participants and play an earthquake preparedness game on the Great Lawn.

Palm Desert High School medical students will practice triage procedures and talk to public about their program.

Animal Samaritans will talk to public about how to prepare for an earthquake if you have pets.

Rancho Mirage CERT will share information regarding their emergency response program.

CVWD will share information on emergency preparation steps you can take regarding water, as well as their emergency response.

Reagan Elementary students will present their projects on the science of earthquakes.

Rocket Rules teaches emergency and safety information to children, ages 3 – 9, in a relatable and memorable way.

For more information regarding earthquake safety, please follow the links:

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