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FireWorks: hands-on learning about fire ecology

Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith
Year Published: 2000

The perpetuation of fire-dependent forests requires an understanding of fire ecology and fire behavior not only by scientists and managers, but also by the public (U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1995). FireWorks is a plastic trunk that contains educational materials and lessons designed to increase public understanding of fire ecology, fire behavior, and people's influences on wildland fire. It forms the basis of a U.S. Forest Service (Northern Region office) educational program that integrates classroom learning, field experience, and potential research projects.

Citation: Smith, Jane Kapler. 2000. FireWorks: hands-on learning about fire ecology. Ecological Restoration. 18(2): 133-135.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 8149
FRAMES RCS number: 5191
Record updated: Sep 8, 2020