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Climate Kids Fire Trunk Coming Soon!

There is an exciting new Climate Kids resource on the horizon, and it’s all about fire! This new Climate Kids Traveling Trunk explores the impacts of climate change on wildland fire, identifies fire as an essential component of the Southern California ecosystem, and discusses the role of Indigenous fire stewardship and efforts to bring good fire back to the land. As with all our Climate Kids resources, this Traveling Trunk will include hands-on science, storytelling and art to bring climate change science and solutions to life.


"Climate Kids Fire Trunk Coming Soon!" next to the Climate Kids Traveling Trunks icon and above an illustration of plants and animals. Small blue text explains "Artwork adapted from a watercolor of fire friends and followers by Audrey Carver. An activity in the Fire Trunk will feature the artwork!" The Climate Kids and Climate Science Alliance logos are placed at the bottom of the graphic along with the Traveling Trunks webpage URL.

There is an exciting new Climate Kids resource on the horizon, and it’s all about fire! 


The ‘Climate Science and Fire’ Climate Kids Traveling Trunk identifies the impacts of climate change on wildland fire and extreme events, explores fire as an essential component of the Southern California ecosystem, and discusses the role of Indigenous fire stewardship and efforts to bring good fire back to the land. Activities focus on hands-on science, storytelling, and art.


The contents of the Climate Kids Fire Trunk, including children's books, pinecones, magnifying glasses, pinecones, guidebooks, and a binder with trunk curriculum.

This educational trunk is made possible by funding from San Diego Gas and Electric and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The curriculum and activities within the trunk feature contributions from several of our partners and collaborative projects, including resources from the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project led in partnership with the Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management at San Diego State University, Gold Spotted Oak Borer research and activities from the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Environmental Department, excerpts from Condor Visual Media’s documentary Maathaaw: The Fire Within Us, and Payómkawichum storytelling created by our partners at ‘ataaxum Pomkwaan.



The Climate Science & Fire trunk contains curricula aligned with Next Generation Science Standards that can be used and adapted for grade levels K-12. The activities utilize real data on regional impacts, integrate Tribal perspectives on fire throughout, and use art and storytelling as a way to enhance learning outcomes.


We will be featuring activities from the Climate Science & Fire trunk at Earth Day events throughout April and May—come check us out and learn about good fire through games and art!


The Climate Science & Fire trunk will also be available for check out at all the Climate Kids Hub locations soon. Stay tuned!

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