Caring for the Forest

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What is a controlled burn, and how is it different from a wildfire? Learn about the different ways forest rangers take care of the forest with a fun, interactive board game that focuses on forest management and fire safety.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Project the game onto a whiteboard for learners to play together, marking the spaces with different colored dry erase markers
  • Laminate the game board for small groups or pairs to play
  • Send home the activity for learners to reinforce knowledge with their parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Game board has a lot of color, and printing in black and white might impede understanding
  • The resource is designed for Oregon forests, but would work in any unit focused on forest ecosystems and wildfires
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • A great fit for your unit on forests
  • Helpful for a fire safety lesson or focus in your school
  • Encourages your class to work together and learn new fire prevention skills

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