Since the spring of 2001, Project Learning Tree and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in cooperation with the National Interagency Fire Center have partnered to provide joint educator workshops in wildland fire education. The workshops use selected hands-on activities from the PLT PreK-8 and Secondary Modules, as well as a variety of supplemental fire education materials developed by the BLM and other federal agencies, including the popular "Burning Issues" CD produced by the Science Education Department of Florida State University. In addition, this partnership has also sponsored special GreenWorks! grants designed to engage students directly in community service programs which focus on wildland fire prevention, safety, and restoration.
Twenty-five states are currently involved with the PLT/BLM Fire Education Initiative. They include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Thousands of educators have been reached since the program began in 2001 and we continue to train more educators every year.
The Web Address for more information is www.plt.org
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06-29-2005, 12:23 AM #1
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