Fire Resilience: A free course for Sonoma Valley Teachers

  • Jul 16, 2022 8:00 AM - Jul 17, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    2605 Adobe Canyon Road
    Kenwood, California 95452
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Description

Fire Resilience: A free course for Sonoma Valley Teachers


 

Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th, 2022, 8 am-2 pm, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Fire, smoke, and the threat of them, now disrupt and complicate education across California each fall. As our climate continues to change, California’s fire seasons are predicted to continue getting longer and more severe. To adapt to this new normal, students and teachers need strategies for fire resilience. 

Fire resilience is the ability to persist in spite of the fire, and recover from it. In this two-day course, taught at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, we will first learn, in recently burned habitat, about how California’s wild plants, animals, and ecosystems achieve resilience, and how fire can be a positive as well as negative ecological force. We will then discuss the science on how we can build psychological fire resilience by an understanding of fire ecology, having positive experiences in nature, and intentionally seeing resilience. Finally, we will try out simple techniques for building resilience, including habitual nature intake and discussing past examples of our own resilience. Participating Sonoma Valley teachers will receive a $100 per day stipend, lunch, and a SUGARLOAF/JACK LONDON FREE ANNUAL PARK PASS.

Please address questions to Dr. Dan Levitis danl@sonomaecologycenter.org.

This Sonoma Ecology Center course is funded by donors to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation

Date & Time

Jul 16, 2022 8:00 AM - Jul 17, 2022 2:00 PM

Venue Details

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, California 95452 Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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