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North Carolina State Parks – Year of Fire – Burning to Conserve – Artwork by L. Tucker

Year of Fire resources

We are Burning to Conserve! 2020 is the Year of Fire at North Carolina State Parks.

 

Every year, North Carolina State Parks has celebrated an annual theme in all of our state parks. Programs, festivals and events throughout the state support the annual theme.

The Interpretive and Education Council, a diverse group of park staff members from across the state, selects the theme each year based on suggestions and nominations.

A unique collectible bandana for the annual theme is available for sale at the park webstore or at each park office.

Below are some resources for park staff and educators to tie in to this year's annual theme.

 

**North Carolina State Parks staff: Materials for the starred documents will be in your park's annual theme box.

 


Interpretive programs

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Good Fire program

 

Good Fire**

General fire program or hike
teaching slides (.pdf)

 

» Download as a PowerPoint (.pptx)

 

Longleaf pine – Kerr Lake State Recreation Area – Photo by A. Partin

 

Longleaf Pine Program Outline

Interpretive program outline (.docx)
 

 

 

 

Supt. Floyd Williams in front of longleaf pine trees – Merchants Millpond State Park – Photo by P. Hart

 

The story of Pinus Palustris

Text and instructions for story (.docx)
 

 

 

 


Classroom resources

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Safety Ranger activity

 

Fire Safety Ranger**

Festival activity (.pdf)

 

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Spotfire Shootout activity

 

Spotfire Shootout**

Festival activity (.pdf)

 

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Triangle

 

Fire Triangle**

Festival activity (.pdf)

 

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Longleaf Jenga

 

Longleaf Jenga

Activity handout (.pdf)

 

» Download user guide (.pdf)

 


Other resources

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire at New River State Park with Ranger Joe

 

Fire at New River State Park with Ranger Joe

YouTube video produced by
Supt. Joe Shimel, New River State Park
North Carolina State Parks

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Year of Fire Pre-Test

 

Year of Fire Pre-Test (AIT credit)

Answer the test questions on the webform, which will be
sent to Brian Bockhahn, regional education specialist.
EE form for 4 hours will be returned.

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire –  Physical Geography journal

 

Fire in Central Piedmont as recorded
by fire scars at Pilot Mountain State Park

2019 article by Dane Mitchell Kuppinger
and Abigail Rich, published in the journal
Physical Geography

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Bow Drill Kit video

 

PSKOOK Bow Drill Kit
Instructions

YouTube video
by PSKOOK Outdoor
Survival Products

 


Resources from other organizations: Activities and games

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Burner Bob coloring book

 

Burner Bob coloring book
 

The Longleaf Alliance

Coloring book (.pdf)
 

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – SuperColoring Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

 

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
by Nata Silina

SuperColoring.com

Coloring drawing of the
red-cockaded woodpecker

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – SuperColoring Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

 

U.S. Endangered Species:
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

SuperColoring.com

Coloring drawing of the
red-cockaded woodpecker

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – DrawingTutorials101 Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

 

How to Draw a Red-
Cockaded Woodpecker

DrawingTutorials101.com

Step-by-step tutorial on drawing
the red-cockaded woodpecker

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Tag

 

Fire Tag from
the Table Rocks curriculum

Bureau of Land Management

Instructions for a fire tag game

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Smokey's Fire Prevention Activity Book

 

Smokey's Fire Prevention
Activity Book

Michigan Forest Management Division

PDF of activity book

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Activity Book

 

Disney Planes Fire and Rescue
Educational Activity Book

Disney, et al.

PDF of activity book

 


Resources from other organizations: Media

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – How Wildfires Help! SciShow

 

How Wildfires Help!

SciShow by DFTBA Records

YouTube video
 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – The Science of Wildfires SciShow

 

The Science of Wildfires

SciShow by DFTBA Records

YouTube video
 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Burner Bob The Longleaf Alliance

 

Burner Bob

The Longleaf Alliance

Website and YouTube video
 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire and Wildlife

 

Fire and Wildlife:
The Habitat Connection

Stoney Wolf Productions
 

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Two Sides of Fire

 

Two Sides of Fire
 

Temperate Forest Foundation
 

» Available here

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Burning Issues

 

Burning Issues: An Interactive
Multimedia Program

Bureau of Land Management
with Florida State University

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Wars

 

Fire Wars
 

NOVA
 

» Companion website

 


Resources from other organizations: Websites and documents

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Smokey Bear website

 

Smokey Bear
 

The Ad Council

Website

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire  – All About Birds

 

All About Birds:
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

The Cornell Lab

Bird guide website

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Effects Information System

 

Fire Effects
Information System

USDA Forest Service

Technical information website

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Interagency
Fire Center

 

Organization website

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Matchstick Forest Model

 

How Do Wildland Fires Spread?
The Matchstick Forest Model

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada

Website lesson plan

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Ecology Curriculum

 

Fire Ecology Curriculum
 

USDA Forest Service

Lesson plan (.pdf)

 

 

NC State Parks – Year of Fire – Fire Ecology Teacher Guide

 

Rocky Mountain National Park
Fire Ecology Teacher Guide

National Park Service

Teacher guide (.pdf)