On 25th June, Mark Garvey visited Anglesea Fire Station and some Anglesea Primary School students learning about fire behavior basics. Even at grade 5, the students have an impressive level of knowledge about bushfire behavior. At the end of the lesson the children had a competition to work through a full set of Fire Danger Meter calculations. All three student teams beat Mark on time, although everyone arrived at the correct answers.
Our aim is again to support the education initiative in 2015. Planning is currently going into investigating ways to adapt the RISERnet and RISERview systems, used last year as part of the 2014 integrated education program, to better suit the learning objectives of the students. For example, one option could be to include the Spatial Vision Map Book base mapping already available in EM-COP and eMap (left).