Overview: Students use feltboard materials to tell the story of fire and succession in 3 ecosystems of the northern Rocky Mountains and the North Cascades - forests dominated historically by ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and whitebark pine.
Goal: Increase student understanding of the many kinds of changes that occur in forest communities over time - especially with and without fire.
- Students can listen to and learn about how fires affect the plants and animals that live in forests of the northern Rocky Mountains and the North Cascades
- Students can listen to and learn about how these forests change over time, especially time since fire.
- Students can help use materials to illustrate a story and provide appropriate sound effects on cue.
- Students can write about or illustrate different types of fire and the responses of various organisms to fire.