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  • Alley Mill Closed for Renovations

    The Alley Mill will be undergoing renovations much of summer of 2014. It will be open on weekends ONLY in July. There will be fencing around the Mill which will prevent close access. We are working to protect and preserve the Mill for the future. More »

Fire Education

Fire education program
Fire education program at public library reading program.
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Fire education programs are an important key to informing and educating park visitors, employees, agency partners, and the public about wildland fire, prescribed fire, and the fire management program at Ozark Riverways. The Fire Communication and Education Specialist is available to provide educational and informational programs and lessons on a variety of topics related to wildland fire. Program options include, but are not limited to:

  • Science lessons on how fire benefits our plants and animals
  • Careers in wildland fire management
  • Why and how we do prescribed burns
  • Suppressing wildfires
  • Smokey Bear lessons
  • Fire prevention
  • Junior Firefighter activities and badges for kids
The Fire Communication and Education Specialist is available to work with educators to develop lessons that align with the curriculum or to provide an activity that supplements classroom learning. For information on fire education programs or presentations, please contact (573)323-8028.

Did You Know?

thick stand of rivercane, which looks like bamboo.

Cane brakes are thick stands of rivercane, which is much like bamboo. The endangered Swainson's Warbler nests in these thickets. Many stands have been lost to reservoir impoundments throughout the South, but many stands are protected at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...