Event Title

Fire, Myth and Mankind - An Experiment in Education

Location

Ponderosa / High County Conference Center

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/

Start Date

3-15-2004 12:30 PM

End Date

3-15-2004 1:00 PM

Description

This freshman course is designed to explore our complex and intimate relationships with fire as a cultural symbol. The image of fire as both a creator and destroyer of worlds is deeply rooted in the mythos of almost every culture. It is the stuff of ancient legend and distant myth, and as modern as the yellow kevlar-cloaked heroes who march into the burning hills with Pulaskis over their shoulders. Frequent, often intense wildfires are a natural part of the American northwestern landscape and play a critical role in sustaining and rejuvenating its tall forests.

Comments

Session 3. Introductory/Service Courses. Recommended Citation: Fins, Lauren; Nitz, Michael; Loftus, Bill; Caisley, Rob; and Lee-Painter, Nancy (2004) "Fire, myth and mankind- An experiment in education," Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 12, Article 2. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/iss1/2

Share

COinS
 
Mar 15th, 12:30 PM Mar 15th, 1:00 PM

Fire, Myth and Mankind - An Experiment in Education

Ponderosa / High County Conference Center

This freshman course is designed to explore our complex and intimate relationships with fire as a cultural symbol. The image of fire as both a creator and destroyer of worlds is deeply rooted in the mythos of almost every culture. It is the stuff of ancient legend and distant myth, and as modern as the yellow kevlar-cloaked heroes who march into the burning hills with Pulaskis over their shoulders. Frequent, often intense wildfires are a natural part of the American northwestern landscape and play a critical role in sustaining and rejuvenating its tall forests.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/5thBiennial/Sessions/13