FIRE Up for Summer!
FIRE Up (Field Inquiry Research Experience) is a three-week summer course for high school students designed to help them learn about wildfire behavior, its effect on ecosystems, and minimizing rural communities’ susceptibility to fire. To prepare for field research, students are taught how to gather quality data and master the use of tools and techniques. Instruction is provided in plant identification, the use of technology such as Global Positioning Systems, and various software for recording data. Then, students travel to designated field locations where they conduct hands-on research and data collection to create a comprehensive report, which is then used by public land agencies in land management practices.
Students can earn college credits for this course. Click here to learn more about this program or contact the Idaho State Office BLM at 373-4000.
FIRE UP Students study the Boise Foothills
Learn about some of our past FIRE Up classes: