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Conservation Education

The mission of the Conservation Education (CE) Team for the Fire, Fuel and Smoke (FFS) Program is to develop and deliver high-quality, science-based education about wildland fire to students, educators, the general public, and agency staff.



80 Years of Change in a Ponderosa Pine Forest

p13_1909_250tall_thumb80 Years of Change in a Ponderosa Pine Forest

Living things change constantly, as do communities of living things. In a forest, where individual trees can live for centuries and new plants replace old plants, it is not easy to visualize the changes that occur over time.

 
Fireworks Conservation Education Program

Image: FireWorks logoFireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-10.

 
Native Landscaping

ce-thumbIn the spring of 2010, the Fire Sciences Laboratory replaced over 3,500 square feet of lawn with native prairie. Implementation was possible through a Sustainable Operations Microgrant from Rocky Mountain Research Station and the hard work of many volunteers.

 
Conservation Education Objectives

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The goals of the Conservation Education (CE) Team for the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program are to:

 
Living with Fire

livewithfire-sm“Living with Fire” is an educational game that puts you in the place of a fire manager in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of the northern Rocky Mountains.

 
The Story Tree: A Slice of Forest History

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The Story Tree is a cross-section from the stump of a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) that grew to be approximately 600 years old. It was found on a mountainside north of Missoula, Montana.