A Lesson in Fire

Students take a class on fire ecology.

The number of hands-on learning opportunities for CFAES students is truly astounding.  Students taking part in the School of Environmental and Natural Resources (SENR) Introduction to Wildland Fire Management course get to work on a controlled burn.  “Prescribed burns are fires that are intentionally set under controlled conditions to mimic natural occurring fires in ecosystems to reap the benefits of fire through management,” said Roger Williams, associate professor of forest ecosystem analysis and management in SENR.  Read more about this unique course and how it helps prepare students for future careers here.Prescibed burn

As part of their 50th anniversary, SENR has created the SENR Experiential Learning Fund to support hands-on and field-based learning that is critical to the success of the environmental professionals.  A gift to the fund creates more opportunities like this unique fire class.