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By Andi Bourne

Gaining a New Appreciation of Fire


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

"Seeing Through the Smoke" is a collage of words and thoughts about fire created by the SLE junior high students. It is on display in the junior high wing and will become part of a traveling art show this fall.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary was abuzz during Wildfire Awareness Week, May 14-18 where students took field trips to explore the Rice Ridge fire, engaged in various activities and learned more about living with fire from the FireWorks curriculum developed by fire scientists at Missoula's Fire Lab. Spearheading the week was SLE Junior High Science and Math teacher Patti Bartlett Gladstone. She felt due to the events of last fall, this discussion about wildfire will help empower students of all ages.

"I devoted a week of science classes to Wildfire Awareness Week because there are ma...

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