Lesson Category: Foothills

Lesson 1: Geography & Landscapes

Students are introduced to the physical geography and vegetation communities of Butte County by using maps and visual aids to notice patterns between elevation, vegetation, and fire. Students will use[…]

Lesson 2: Cultural Fire

Students learn how Traditional Ecological Knowledge and cultural burning has been used by Indigenous Californians to improve ecosystem health for thousands of years.

Lesson 3: Fire Physics & Ignitions

Students are introduced to The Fire Triangle and The Fire Behavior Triangle to learn about the factors that affect how wildfires burn. Emphasis is put on reducing human-caused ignitions, the[…]

Lesson 4: Community Wildfire Mitigation

Students learn about the current efforts to build more fire-resilient communities across Butte County. Video segments, filmed in 2021, highlight fire mitigation activities with interviews from fire professionals and educators.[…]

Lesson 5: Fire Resistant Structures

Students learn how maintaining defensible space and home hardening efforts can increase a structure’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Focus is put on the Firewise principles of minimizing risks in[…]

Lesson 6: Family Preparedness – Get Ready!

Students learn how to prepare a Go Bag and make a Family Emergency Plan. Documents from national fire preparedness programs are provided for students to take home to support in[…]

Lesson 7: Wildfire Response – Get Set! Go!

Students learn what to do in the event of a wildfire emergency and how to activate their Family Emergency Plan to evacuate and get to safety. Students are provided with[…]

Jeopardy-style Review Game

Review all seven, or select, topics with a team review game. The Jeopardy-style game features seven categories with five questions per topic, differing in point value and difficulty. Game Q&A[…]

Culmination Activity: Firewise Community Meeting

Students review key program information with a mock Firewise community meeting. Students will represent residents and stakeholders that have something important to share about wildfire mitigation, response, or recovery. The[…]

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