FireWorks Northern Rocky Mountains & Northern Cascades Curriculum

Smith, Jane Kapler; Abrahamson, Ilana; Berkowitz, Caitlyn; and McMurray, Nancy. 2018. FireWorks curriculum featuring ponderosa, lodgepole, and whitebark pine forests. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer).

This version of FireWorks focuses on selected ecological communities in the Northern Rocky Mountains and North Cascades - forests dominated by ponderosa, lodgepole, and whitebark pine. To learn about some of the plants, animals, and fungi that live in these communities, see the essays in the FireWorks Encyclopedia (5-8 grade) or FireWorks Encyclopedia for younger students.

Like all FireWorks programs, the Northern Rocky Mountains and North Cascades curricula provide students with interactive, hands-on activities to study wildland fire. It consists of three curricula and trunks of materials for educators. The three curricula are targeted at the elementary, middle, and high school levels (and are great for adult learning too).

The Introduction contains information about program goals, curricula, featured ecological communities, and educational standards.