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SEEDS OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Students learn lesson on fire safety

by KIM HARTLE, Gazette Student News Reporter on May 02, 2014 10:50 AM

Smokey the Bear made an appearance during the Seeds of Faith Christian Academy kindergarten and first-grade classes’ recent field trip to Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run.

Mike Shaffer, a Yellow Creek State Park ranger, coordinated the day, which focused on fire safety and wildlife education.

Upon arrival at the park, students spend some time hiking the trails, using their five senses to experience the environment.

They also searched for the wildlife that resides at Yellow Creek.

On their hike, students found salamander eggs and spent time talking about a salamander’s life cycle.

After a picnic lunch at the pavilion, Smokey the Bear greeted the students.

A park ranger gave a short history of Smokey’s life and his impact on fire prevention.

A discussion of fire safety and prevention followed. Students examined and learned the uses of various specialized forest fire-fighting equipment.

[PHOTO: Students in Jason Marshall’s kindergarten and Sharon Vivian’s first-grade class at Seeds of Faith Christian Academy met Smokey the Bear during a recent field trip to Yellow Creek State Park. (Sharon Vivian/Seeds of Faith Christian Academy)]

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