Students will explore the practice of Traditional Land Management through the use of Cool Burning techniques and Mosaic Pattern Burning.
Read and watch
Students visit the Watarrka Foundation website to read and watch the Traditional Land Management techniques of Cool Burning.
2. Think and Answer
What is Cool Burning?
What impact does it try and have on the Australian Landscape?
Why do Rangers burn in a mosaic pattern?
3. Look and draw
Look at the image Fire trails. What do you see in the picture?
What kind of trails are made by the fire?
What is the importance and intended effect of the use of a pattern here?
Draw a possible pattern for fire trails that would leave 50% of an area burnt and 50% unburnt.
Related activities within this resources:
Activity 1 - Fire balls
In this activity, students will watch informative videos about fire management and prevention, exploring how modern technology integrates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional knowledge.
20 to 30 minutes
Laptop/tablet with internet access, Projector, Introduction to fire management clips
Activity 2 - New fire technologies
In this activity, students will research cutting-edge fire technology, brainstorm creative applications, and design solutions to address specific fire management challenges, fostering innovative thinking in the context of fire prevention and protection.