There are multiple resources for teachers or educators who want to bring some fire science ideas to the classroom, here’s a few:
Fire Frenzy Wildland Fire Education Program
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Wildland Fire Education Program
Download the Fire Frenzy Welcome Guide (PDF) to learn how to use the following resources.
Download the Powerpoint files on the topics you wish to explore (see the welcome guide for more information on each topic).
Get outside! There’s resources around field trips below.
1. Mediterranean Biomes, Climate, & Ecosystems (download.ppt file here >)
2. Chaparral Plant Communities (download.ppt file here >)
3. Wildfires - Natural History (download.ppt file here >)
4. Wildland Fire - A Physical Process (download.ppt file here >)
6. Fire Ecology: The relationship between wildfires & the biotic & abiotic environment (download.ppt file here >)
7. Wildland Urban Interface: Learning to live with wildfires (download.ppt file here >)
8. Wildland Fire Careers (download.ppt file here >)
9. Wildfires and Our Home (Pre-visit for elementary & middle school students) (download.ppt file here >)
Field trip resources
Download the following .zip files for resources related to the following grades.
Elementary School (download .zip file here >)
Middle School (download .zip file here >)
High School (download .zip file here >)
High School resources specifically for a trip to Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa site (download .zip file here >)
Here’s some additional resources and handouts you may find useful:
FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12.
FireWorks provides students with interactive, hands-on materials to study wildland fire. It is highly interdisciplinary and students learn about properties of matter, chemical and physical processes, ecosystem fluctuations and cycles, habitat and survival, and human interactions with ecosystems. Students using FireWorks ask questions, gather information, analyze and interpret it, and communicate their discoveries.
Visit website for more information and curriculum >.