2016 FireWorks Workshop

Submitted by fl_admin on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:31

Ecologists and staff from the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab taught the annual FireWorks workshop to 20 educators and fire prevention/education specialists from Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Participants used hands-on activities to learn how to teach about the physical science of wildland fire, fire ecology, fire history, and people’s relationship with fire. FFS Ecologist Ilana Abrahamson, retired Ecologist Jane Kapler Smith, Contract Education Specialist Caitlyn Berkowitz, Library Specialist Eva Masin, and Physical Scientist Faith Ann Heinsch each led activities from the newest FireWorks curriculum. The new curriculum includes elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to brand new lessons, changes include links to current national education standards, modified lessons, and added topics. Staff at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab will continue to help several participants create new trunks for their schools and districts.