FireWorks Workshops

FireWorks Educator Workshops are typically offered each year at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory to teach educators, community leaders, and agency communicators how to use the FireWorks curricula and trunks of materials. Workshops are two full days, and participants can earn university credit through the University of Montana, or Montana OPI credit.

Participants learn hands-on activities for teaching about wildland fire science:

  • Activities cover combustion, fire spread, fire history, management, and fire effects on plants and animals

  • Supplemented by activities on fire use by Native Americans

Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

We are offering a workshop on June 13-14, 2023 at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. The class consists of two intense days of entertaining hands-on activities for teaching students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and activities related to traditional fire use by Native Americans. Content will focus on ecosystems in the Northern Rocky Mountains and North Cascade range, but the program has been adapted for use in other ecosystems. The FireWorks program is a valuable resource for teachers (teacher renewal credits or University of Montana credit available), youth leaders, agency educators and fire prevention specialists, communication specialists, and outdoor educators. For more information or to register, please contact Court Johnson.

Past Workshops and Webinars

Recorded webinar (October 30, 2018): “Wildland Fire: Teaching K-12 NGSS through one of California's critical phenomenon and issues”.