For Everyone:

For Teachers:

Purchase Sensor (US$49)


K-12 Teachers (US$5)


Regional Programs (Free)

Underserved Schools (Free in US Only)

Donate (Help K-12 Schools)


Borrow Classroom Set (Free in US only)


Purchase A Sensor

For $49 you can purchase a USB sensor for someone else or for yourself. The sensor comes with QCN monitoring software, educational software, a USB cable, installation equipment, and instructions. Pay with a credit card using the online form or print and mail in the form with a check. NOTE: The QCN sensors are low-cost, strong-motion accelerometers, and only record moderate to large regional earthquakes, which may occur infrequently in your region.


Each gift to the Quake-Catcher Network will help QCN provide USB sensors to a worthwhile public or educational organization (K-12 schools, libraries, fire stations, police stations, public utility companies, universities, museums, and more). Your gift and involvement will help build and maintain the Quake-Catcher Network by providing much-needed seismic instrumentation in at-risk regions. These sensors also help educate the public about earthquakes and earthquake hazards.


QCN K-12 Sensor Program

K-12 teachers can request up to three sensors for a $5 processing fee each. These sensors are subsidized by other purchases and gifts to the Quake-Catcher Network. These sensors will only be shipped if a valid US K-12 school address is provided. Simply fill out the online form or print and mail in the form with a check.


Classroom Set of Sensors Loan Program for K-12 Teachers

K-12 teachers can borrow up to 15 sensors for 3 weeks. The purpose for the loan program is so that teachers can provide a hands-on learning opportunity for all students. With a set of 15 sensors in a computer laboratory, two students can work together to understand earthquake science with the accelerometer. These sensors are subsidized by other purchases and gifts to the Quake-Catcher Network. These sensors will only be shipped if a valid US K-12 school address is provided. Please fill out the online form. The loan is free, all you have to do is pay for the return postage of $10.35.

Sensor Loan Program Form


QCN Underserved K-12 Sensor Application

For K-12 teachers at underserved schools, please fill out the form below to apply for a free sensor (US Only). These applications are reviewed every few months starting in November, 2008. Other purchases and donations have subsidized the lending of sensors for K-12 educational institutions. If you have questions about the sensor request, please contact (Jennifer Saltzman] or [Jesse Lawrence]).

For K-12 teachers at underserved schools, please fill out this form to apply for a sensor. These applications are reviewed every few months starting in November, 2008. Additional donations have subsidized the lending of sensors for K-12 educational institutions.