Preparations are underway for our 4th Annual "Don't Get Burned" Wildfire Safety Event, at Mortimer Farms, Saturday, May 4, 10:00am to 1:00pm. It just so happens to coincide with Star Wars day "May the 4th Be with You." If your family are Star Wars fans, feel free to come in costume. We look forward to seeing you there.
Over the last three years, Dewey-Humboldt Firewise has held contests for a calendar and two books (available on Amazon). This year we are going back to a calendar and may include some of the kids' work in a poster to be made available for participating schools and agencies.
Some of our characters used in the books have been an adorable squirrel who wears glasses and a little bit stinky and loving javelina, a smarty pants owl and Preskit the mischievous roadrunner.
The kids can include these characters if they wish, Star Wars characters, or none at all. Encourage them to freely create their understanding of what it means to be firewise, through preparedness and awareness of fires' danger.
Winners of the contest and their teachers/parents will each receive $100!
Education is a big piece of what Dewey-Humboldt Firewise does and we are excited for families to come out and meet some of our heroes, the agencies they represent, as well as agencies that provide support to them and the community during fires, floods, evacuation, accidents and medical assistance. There will also be an art and craft show on the grounds. The Mortimer's have generously waived the entrance fee for these events, so it's a great opportunity for families to enjoy this beautiful farm.
We understand that teachers are extremely busy, so we'd love to hear from you if you feel this year you just can't fit in this lesson, but would like to next year, or if your school does not choose to participate in our events. Feel free to distribute this Lesson Plan to parents and students so they may have an opportunity to participate on their own, so no pressure on busy teachers.
Please see this Lesson Plan for guidelines. Feel free to contact Ronnie Donovan (949) 939-9585 or Debbie Miller (704) 472-2128 with any questions or concerns.