Learn to use an important post-earthquake reconnaissance tool by taking a photo with a bear in Anchorage and submitting it using the Clearinghouse Field Notes Application. (Take a minute before the conference to watch an instructional video and to view the Virtual Clearinghouse for this activity.) Submit your photo by Thursday, July 24, at noon for a chance to win an iPad mini! The winner will be announced at the closing plenary on Friday, July 25.

To enter: 1) Use your device’s camera to clearly capture your face and a bear (EERI does not promote pictures with live bears. Please use good judgment when composing your photo!); 2) Navigate to the Clearinghouse Field Notes Application on your mobile device; 3) Enter your email in the Operator field; 4) Under Record Feature select General, and fill in the fields as follows: Site – short description of your location, Photo – select "choose" to find and select your bear photo from your device photo gallery, Notes – enter your first and last name and any other notes about your picture. 5) Click Record!   

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Alex Julius at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..