How to Participate

Smokey Bear LIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure provides teachers, students and the general public with informative and interactive ways to learn about wildfire and the Smokey Bear public awareness campaign. Join us to learn about:

  • How to prevent wildfire at home and outdoors, especially if you live in a high-risk area
  • Smokey Bear and the history of public awareness campaign
  • What wildland fire is and its role in the ecosystem
  • Difference between wildfires and prescribed fire
  • Role of prescribed fire in wildlands management


WHAT IS A DISTANCE LEARNING ADVENTURE?

Distance learning adventures and live, electronic field trips (EFTs) bring the excitement of learning right to you, your classroom, or your non-formal learning event.  Teachers don’t need to load up buses, worry about the weather, or collect money. The experts, topic, and location are brought to you electronically via the Internet.

Smokey Bear LIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure brings the information and resources right to your classroom, nature center, visitor’s center, house, or wherever you are. Just like an in-person field trip, students can ask questions of the experts or post comments on Facebook and Twitter during the live webcast on November 7, 2019.  For teachers, the program and resources on the web site will enable you to meet national education standards.


REGISTER FOR SMOKEY BEAR LIVE

CLICK HERE to register so that you can keep up-to-date.


AFTER REGISTERING

  • Check out all of the resources on the web site
  • Review the web site for LESSON PLANS  and LINKS  to teach about Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention
  • GET INVOLVED in a service learning project that helps prevent wildfires
  • CONNECT with us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.
  • Watch the pre-taped program available on this web site beginning October 2019 to learn about wildfire prevention and Smokey Bear
  • Join us for the live  WEBCAST to be held on November 7, 2019.

There are several things you can do before the webcast to help your students get the most from this distance learning adventure and take advantage of the learning from pretaped program and the live questions and answer program with experts. 


BEGINNING OCTOBER 2019

Watch the pre-taped program available on this web site beginning October 2019 to learn about wildfire prevention and Smokey Bear.


TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE LIVE NOVEMBER 7, 2019, WEBCAST

Test all of your equipment. A test stream of the webcast will be available two weeks before the webcast. This will test your system to be sure that you can watch the webcast on the day of the event.  If you want to watch the program on an iPad or iPhone, you will need a third-party application.

Prepare your students for the webcast by teaching one of the LESSON PLANS

 

DAY BEFORE THE LIVE WEBCAST

Test your equipment one last time to ensure all potential technical problems have been addressed.

We recommend that you have two computers available: one for viewing the live program and the other for submitting questions and comments on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.


DAY OF THE WEBCAST ON NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Ten minutes before the live webcast, we will put up a test screen so you will know that you have a connection.

Submit your questions and comments on FACEBOOK or TWITTER during the webcast.


ENJOY THE LIVE PROGRAM!


AFTER THE PROGRAM

Please fill out the EVALUATION and give us your feedback.

If you can't join us the day of the webcast, no problem!  The online video and all of the resources will stay on the web site so that you can watch later.  The webcasts will be archived and may be watched at any time.

Partners

USDA Forest Service Smokey Bear Historical Park, New Mexico State Forestry Natural Inquirer Ad Council National Association of State Foresters FSNatureLIVE: Distance Learning Adventures