Wildland fire captures the public’s attention every summer, but public understanding of fire is limited. The FireWorks Educational Program uses hands-on activities to increase students’ understanding of wildland fire. It is designed for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and consists of a curriculum and a trunk of materials, including laboratory equipment, specimens, and kits of specialized materials for educators.
This two-day workshop will cover over 30 fun-filled activities for teaching about wildland fire science. Activities cover combustion, fire spread, fire history, management, fire effects on plants, animals, and ecosystems, and fire use by Native Americans. While many of the activities can be used in any ecosystem, this workshop also emphasizes activities that are best suited for ecosystems in the Northern Rocky Mountains and North Cascades.