Science Detectives: Fire Ecology

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • 10:45am - 11:45am

A controlled burn at Prairie Ridge Ecostation.

Join us for classes designed especially for homeschool and track-out students. These 60-minute classes allow us to delve deeper into topics and incorporate additional learning experiences.

Fire: Is it deeply destructive, or ecologically necessary … or is it both? Explore the concepts of fire ecology, ecosystem succession and the physics of fire itself. Discover how scientists right now are tackling the global problem of increasingly intense wildfires, then get hands-on with prescribed burn equipment and drone video footage to learn how natural resource professionals safely burn the land, and why it’s so important to do so.

Participants must be 11 years of age or older for this program.


Registration ends 48 hours prior to program start time.

For more information contact Missy Chernick.


  • Fee: $12 per participant; $9 member participant.
  • Requirements: Participants must be 11 years of age or older. Parents need to remain in the Museum during the program.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program, or if cancellation is made in writing via email to at least two weeks prior to the program date.
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October 18
10:45 am - 11:45 am
$12 per participant; $9 member participant.


Natural World Investigate Lab

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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