The Fire Place
In 2006, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks unveiled a new mobile learning center called The Fire Place. The center is a small cargo trailer that houses exhibits and activities about fire history, ecology, and management.
The learning center is beautifully decorated with three hand-painted murals by artist Ali Pearson of Alumni Exhibits. The murals depict different fire strategies (suppression, prescribed fire, and wildland fire) within some of the parks spectacular ecosystems (the foothills, sequoia groves, and the High Sierra).
The Fire Place is used at special community events, school programs, and around the parks, especially during fire incidents. Contact the parks to find out where the mobile learning center will be next.
The Fire Place offers several fun activities for individuals or families to enjoy. People can:
Follow the clues in the Mural Hunt
Look for fire scars on tree rings
Dress-up in fire clothing
Use fire equipment
Practice fire tactics at the sand table
Color a mural
Read books in the "Fire Library"
The Fire Place was made possible by the Sequoia Fund,
Last updated: March 1, 2015