The Fire Place

"The Fire Place" has three colorful murals showing fire activities.
 

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).

 
A student learns about fire tactics by playing in a sand table.
Learning fire tactics at the sand table.

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,
the Bank of the Sierra, and Tru Trailers of Fresno.

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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