Prof. Stephens speaks at National Academy of Sciences workshop

The workshop, held in Washington, D.C., was entitled “A Century Of Wildland Fire Research: Contributions To Long-term Approaches For Wildland Fire Management.” It was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences Board on Earth Sciences and Resources on March 27, 2017. Prof. Stephens’ talk was entitled, “Fire and fuels management: What works where?.” See the slides here and video here.

Fire outreach for kids

burn board demonstration
Photo credit: Anu Kramer

Sasha Berleman and Anu Kramer gave a 2.5 hour fire lesson to kids ages 6-13 at a day camp in El Cerrito, CA.  They covered basic and advanced fire physics, as well as the interaction between fire frequency and severity in Sierra Nevada ecosystems.  They pulled out all the stops with demonstrations including a candle, burn boards, a pyrolysis demonstration, and the fire whirl!

Fire vortex
photo credit: Anu Kramer