Burning Bright in Portland With Your Grandchild
Get fired up as you learn all about one of the four elements: Fire. Discover how it’s used to create art, cook food and its destructive properties from knowledgeable instructors.
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Program No. 23110RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Erupting volcanoes. Blacksmithing. Outdoor cooking. Glassblowing. Fire has countless uses and incarnations and has been paramount to our way of life since the beginning of our time. You and your grandchild will spark your desire to safely learn more about fire through interactive experiences with professional firefighters, survivalists, welders and fire dancers. Discover how fire can create a delicate piece of artwork, as well as destroy entire forests and cities. Learn how to survive in the remote wilderness, and discover the inner workings of a city’s fire engine. Together with your grandchild, finally have the chance to play with fire as you discover why nothing can hold a candle to this learning adventure.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain, trails, streets. Elevations up to 4,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover how to survive in dire situations by creating a fire with primitive materials and learning different survival techniques.
  • Explore Mount St. Helens with a geology expert and learn the effects of volcanoes on the environment.
  • Experience beautiful glassblowing and fire dancing demonstrations from trained professionals.
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Joseph Couture
Joseph Couture is an expert on the geology and history of the Pacific Northwest. He studied geology at Portland State University and criminology at Southern Oregon University, and combined the degrees for his interest in forensic geology (geo-criminology). He is an accomplished lecturer on topics ranging from the Hawaiian Volcanoes to the Granite Plutons of Acadia National Park in Maine. His style and presentation are a favorite to Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Susan Wolfe
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