IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) hosts and on shaky grounddistributes a new computer display system, Active Earth Monitor.  Designed for K-12 schools, museums, visitor centers and libraries, Active Earth Monitor provides an interactive environment for learning earth science topics.

From IRIS’s description, “All Active Earth Monitor content can be interactive using a touch screen, mouse or trackball. The General Seismicity content can also be displayed as rotating non-interactive content using a standard monitor.”

Current topics include: Basin & Range, Cascadia, New Madrid, and General Seismicity.  USarray

Active Earth Monitor promises to be a powerful tool for visualizing Earth science processes.  Anyone with a computer, monitor,  good internet connection, and  desire to share information can establish their own Active Earth Monitor.  Give it a look.