Outreach and Events Overview

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In accordance with its Mission, the Pacific Tsunami Museum (PTM) promotes outreach within the local community and globally. this outreach initiative takes place on many different levels and within varied venues.

Local Community Outreach

Safety message given at Story Festival in 2014

Disaster Preparedness and Response

The Tsunami Observer Program

The “TsunamiReady” Program


School Programs

The Hawai’i Tsunami Education Curriculum Program (HITEC)

Group Education — Presentations

Tsunami Schools Conference

Community Awareness Initiatives

Upcoming Events

April is Tsunami Awareness Month

Disaster Preparedness Fairs

Rotary Presentations

Business Preparedness Workshops

Guest Speakers

Story Festivals

Exhibit Openings


Tourism Promotion 

Art Pieces

Destination Hilo

Global Community Outreach

  • Tsunami education and mitigation projects conducted globally by Dr. Walter Dudley, Chairman of PTM’s Scientific Advisory Council
  • Kobe, Japan Forum — Presentation by Donna Saiki, former PTM Director
  • A Model for Thailand — PTM is serving as a model for a new museum in Thailand
  • “Be One Tohoku” — An account of two women who came to PTM to share their story about volunteer recovery efforts in Japan