The Firewise Community Assessment with AtlasGDS provides a unique, hands-on opportunity for students to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess the wildfire risk of their community and to educate their community on steps that can be taken to reduce that risk. The new, simplified curriculum uses aerial photography on the Internet to complete a Wildfire Risk Assessment of homes in West Virginia. The curriculum has 11 lessons that can be completed in as little as 4 class periods using your schools PC lab. The curriculum is correlated to national and West Virginia Academic Standards in Geography and Science.
West Virginia Firewise in the Classroom is modeled after Minnesota’s Firewise in the Classroom curriculum.
Technical Assistance available from: Ken Pekarek, GIS 4 Schools LLC