“[A]s I started to understand the seismologist's words, it became attractive.... I will never forget that day.”— Letisia, age 12

There are many reasons to undertake education and outreach in seismology, but the above quote (see Burrato et al.) illustrates one of the better ones. As it implies, seismology isn't just for graduate school anymore. Hundreds of high schools record seismic data on state-of-the-art seismometers, museum displays of seismic data attract millions of visitors, and Web-based earthquake maps pop up on thousands of browsers every day. These education and outreach activities result in tangible benefits, both to the general...

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