New Online Modules – Teach About Fire in Alaska
ANROE and Project Learning Tree have partnered to bring to Alaskan educators five interactive learning modules – “Forest and Tundra Ecology,” “Fire’s Effects on the Ecosystem,” “Fire Management,” “Climate Change Implications for Fire in Alaska,” and “Alaska Firewise.” These modules were developed for educators and provide background content to prepare them to develop units for their students. To access the fire modules visit plt.org and set up an account. Go to https://shop.plt.org/ and click on the K-8 curriculum. Purchase the online course for $40 (not just buy the curriculum) and you will be able to access the online PLT K-8 course as well as the fire modules. These modules were part of a Wildfire Urban Interface grant, funded by the Alaska Division of Forestry, Department of Natural Resources pursuant to USDA Forest Service Award No. 2017-DG-11100106-810.

Fire Exploration Tasks

These Fire Exploration Tasks were written in 2016 by Lilly Goodman-Allwright and were funded by a partnership with the USDA Forest Service. They are intended to be used as supplemental student tasks once students have some understanding of the role of fire in Alaska.

Grades 3-5

Fires Are Not All Bad

Making Our Homes Safe from Wildfire 

 

Grades 6-8

Fuels Mitigation; Preparing for and Preventing Wildfires

The How and Why of Alaska’s Wildfires

 

Grades 9-12

Resources used in Fighting Fires

Tundra Fires in Alaska