Fired Up: The Many Sides of Fire With Your Grandchild
Get fired up as you learn all about the beauty and danger of fire. Discover how it’s used to create art and cook food as well as the dangerous effects on the natural environment.
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Program No. 23110RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Erupting volcanoes. Blacksmithing. Outdoor cooking. Glassblowing. Do these spark your interest? Learn more about fire with real firefighters, survivalists, welders and fire dancers in exciting, interactive environments. See inside a real, working fire truck, and learn the dangers of the flames that can sweep through an entire forest or city. Find out how controlled embers can be fun as you play with fire to create beautiful artwork, discovering 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 ...

  • Experience beautiful glassblowing and fire dancing presentations from the pros, and try some glassblowing yourself!
  • Visit Mount St. Helens with a geologist to learn the effects of a volcano’s burning lava on the surrounding environment.
  • Learn how to create a fire with primitive materials and other wilderness survival techniques.
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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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