YES Club students will learn fire’s three ingredients – oxygen, heat, and fuel. Through safely controlled experiments, teachers help YES Club members explore how land, slope, and tree density contribute to the spread of fire. This semester also examines forestry including tree identification, dendrochronology, forest health, natural cycles of fire, and elements that control wildfire intensity: weather, topography, and fuel density. Students learned from active wildland firefighter guest speakers and the kids got to get their hands dirty with service projects that included fire mitigation, tree planting, erosion control, and grass seeding for post-fire restoration. Live fire demonstrations relate to school and home safety to the natural and built environment.