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WILDFIRE & CLIMATE RESOURCES
Curricula, Information, Programs & Organization Links

FireWorks  curriculum - Fire Sciences Lab, USFS                       www.frames.gov/partner-sites/fireworks/curriculum/nrockies-ncascades/
National Firewise Program                                                             www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire/Firewise-USA
Firewise Communities Alaska                                                       forestry.alaska.gov/fire/firewise
Firewise Alaska Guide                                                                     www.muni.org/Departments/Fire/Wildfire/Documents/Firewise-WEB%20part%201.pdf
Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series - ADFG                                  www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm%3Fadfg%3Deducators.notebookseries
Alaska Wildlife Curriculum - ADFG                                             www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=curricula.awc
Climate Curriculum - Boston Public Schools                              www.climatecurriculum.com
One Seed at a Time: Climate Change in the Garden - Cornell Univ.   gardening.cals.cornell.edu/lessons/curricula/climate-change-in-the-garden/
Project Learning Tree                                                                        www.plt.org
ANROE - Alaska Natural Resources and Outdoor Education Assn.     www.anroe.net
​                          see several videos on the Fire Presentation Series at    www.anroe.net/educator-and-student-resources/youtube-videos/

Project WILD                                                                                       www.projectwild.org
Alaska Fire Science Consortium  -  "Alaska's Changing Wildfire Environment"     www.frames.gov/afsc/acwe

Fire and Ice Research - Alaska EPSCoR                                                               www.alaska.edu/epscor/fire-and-ice/
​Fire and Ice Wildfire Curriculum - Alaska EPSCoR                                           www.alaska.edu/epscor/publications-presentations-posters/Curricula.php


VIDEOS:

We thank the developers and presenters of the videos collected for this course, but are not responsible for the content presented
  (There are numerous fire related videos on YouTube....these are just a small selection....)
Climate Change 101
  video                                                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtW2rrLHs08
  NASA Climate Change    videos                                                       www.youtube.com/user/NASAClimate/videos
Climate Change Causes and Feedbacks     video                        www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoXWml5NZ4Q
Living With Fire     video                                                                      www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZmgJl9iKjU
The Science of Wildfires  video                                                         www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OrmGAIqI4

BLM Alaska Fire Service  North Star Fire Crew                               www.facebook.com/watch/?v=320542921988144
Available Fire Kits:
Fairbanks                            Mike Taras                         ADF&G                                        907-459-7230            
Soldotna                            Michelle Ostrowski          Kenai NWR                                907-262-7021            
Tok                                       Tim Lorenzini                    Tetlin NWR                               907-883-9409          

Delta                                    Dean Lambert                   Delta School                            907-895-4657           
​Anchorage                          Celia                                    ARLIS Library                           907-272-7547
Mat-Su                               Shannon O'Laughlin        Kellogg FIELD School            907-764-8644
Palmer                                                                              Cooperative Extension          907-475-3660
Homer                               Seth Spencer                      AK Center Coastal Studies   907-235-6667

For more information or any questions:
Mary Timm                 Educational Horizons             907-505-0603        mary_timm@hotmail.com
                       

Tinker Trees

Tinker Trees
Grade Level: 6-8
NGSS: MS-PS3-3 / MS-ESS3-2 / MS-LS2-5 / MS-ETS1-2  
Learning Objectives:  Students can design a model tree that can keep a surface fire from spreading into the crown.  
                                         Students can differentiate between forest stands based on the spatial arrangement of fuels.  
                                         Students can describe the kinds of fuels that contribute to surface fires and crown fires.
Ladder Fuels and Fire Spread: The Tinker Tree Derby (see Fireworks Rocky Mountain Lesson – M06)
           www.frames.gov/catalog/25523   


Fire Triangle In the Wildlands (Matchstick Forest)

How Do Wildland Fires Spread : The Matchstick Model
Grade Level: 6-12
NGSS: MS-PS3-3 / MS-LS2-4 / MS-ESS3-2
             HS-LS2-6 / HS-ESS2-2
Learning Objectives: Students plan experiments and make observations to investigate the effect of one variable at a time on fire spread.   
                                       Students use the Fire Triangle to explain how slope and density of trees (or other standing fuels) affect fire spread. 
How Do Wildland Fires Spread: The Matchstick Model (see Fireworks Rocky Mountain Lesson M05)
             www.frames.gov/catalog/25040      


Ready To Go Fire Activities

The True Story of Smokey the Bear – a reading video
Smokey Bear Song – video
The Lorax a reading video
Fires Are Not All Bad
Making Our Homes Safe From Wildfire
Fuels Mitigation
How & Whys of Alaska Wildfires

Resources Used in Fighting Wildfires
Tundra Fires in Alaska
Boreal Forest Crossword

PAMISHAMS

A Key to New Pamishan 
    1.    a. The creature has a large wide head…………go to 2            
          b. The creature has a small narrow head…………go to 11 
    2.  a . It has 3 eyes…………goto3       
         b . It has 2 eyes…………go to 7 
    3.  a. There is a star in the middle of its chest…………go to 4      
          b. There is no star in the middle of its chest …………go to 6 
  4.     a. The creature has hair spikes…………Broadus hairus                        
            
b. The creature has no hair spikes…………go to 5 
    5.    a. The bottom of the creature is arch‐shaped…………Broadus archus
b. The bottom of the creature is M‐shaped …………Broadus emmus 
    6.    a.  The creature has an arch‐shaped bottom…………Broadus plainus 
            
b. The creature has an M‐shaped bottom…………Broadus tritops
    7.    a.  The creature has hairy spikes…………go to 8          
           b. The creature has no spikes…………go to 10 
    8.    a.  There is a star in the middle of its body…………Broadus hairystarus             
             
b.  There is no star in the middle of its body …………go to 9 
    9.    a.  The creature has an arch-shaped bottom…………Broadus hairyemmus 
              
b. The creature has an M-shaped bottom …………Broadus kiferus 
    10.    a. The body is symmetrical …………Broadus walter 
               
b. The body is not symmetrical…………Broadus anderson 
    11.    a. The creature has no antennae …………go to 12 
            b. The creature has antennae …………go to 14 
    12.    a. There are spikes on the face ………….Narrowus wolfus 
              
b. There are no spikes on the face …………go to 13 
    13.    a. The creature has no spikes anywhere …………Narrowus blankus
             b. There are spikes on the right leg …………Narrowus starboardus 
    14.    a. The creature has 2 eyes…………go to 15
             b. The creature has 1 eye…………Narrowus cyclops 
    15.    a. The creature has a mouth…………go to 16 
             b. The creature has no mouth…………go to 17 
    16.    a. There are spikes on the left leg …………Narrowus portus
              
b. There are no spikes at all …………Narrowus plainus 
    17.    a. The creature has spikes …………go to 18
             b. The creature has no spikes …………Narrowus georginia 
    18.    a. There are spikes on the head …………go to 19
             b. There are spikes on the right leg…………Narrowus montanian 
    19.    a. There are spikes covering the face …………Narrowus beardus 
              
b. There are spikes only on the outside edge of head ……..Narrowus fuzzus 

PAMISHAN  ANSWER  KEY

  1. Narrowus portus
  2. Broadus arches
  3. Narrowus plainus
  4. Broadus hairykiferus
  5. Broadus hairus
  6. Broadus anderson
  7. Narrowus mountanian
  8. Narrowus georginian
  9. Narrowus blankus
  10. Broadus emmus
  11. Narrowus cyclops
  12. Broadus hairystarus
  13. Narrowus beardus
  14. Broadus walter
  15. Broadus plainus
  16. Broadus hairyemmus
  17. Narrowus starboardus
  18. Broadus tritops
  19. Narrowus wolfus
  20. Narrowus fuzzus