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The Importance of Wildfire

Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
DurationVaries by Booking
LocationIn class and a nearby green space, which can be the school yard. A forested area is not necessary, but is preferred.
Contact This (250) 368-8090

About the Program
This program will start in a classroom and will discuss the importance of wildfire, global climate change, what happens to a forest after a wildfire, firefighting techniques, a reading from the Legends of the Forest children's book series "Cedric the Cedar", learning how to live in a "fire smart" home, urban interfacing, and the components of fire.

If a half day is chosen, then students will go outdoors and students will take what they've learned in the classroom and apply it to building a "fire smart" home using small birdhouses. They take natural or man-made materials and build a perfect homestead for themselves. As a group discussion, we will then visit each home to see if they have built a "fire smart" home. If it is a full day booked, students will then make a relevant nature craft.

About the Community Educator
Darcee O'Hearn is a science geek who enjoys exploding things, making gooey things, and getting kids excited about science, and most of all forestry. Darcee is the award winning author of the "Legends of the Forest" series.

Darcee O'Hearn

Organization/School: Legends of the Forest

Title: Forest Educator

Address: Trail, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Forestry / Silviculture, Climate Change
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8

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