Fired Up: The Many Sides of Fire With Your Grandchild

Get fired up as you learn all about the beauty and danger of fire with your grandchild. Discover how it’s used to create art, cook food and the effect it can have on the environment.
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Program No. 23110RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Erupting volcanoes. Wildfires. Outdoor cooking. Glassblowing. Do these spark your interest? With your grandchild by your side, learn more about fire with real firefighters, survivalists, artists 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.

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.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
by Steve Olson
Participating in Nature
by Thomas Elpel
We'll All Go Home In The Spring
by Robert Bennett
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by David Canterbury
In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
by Richard Waitt
Agents of Chaos
by Stephen L. Harris
The Oregon Trail
by Francis Parkman

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