POSTPONED: Homeschool Day — Conservation and Wildfire Prevention


Due to the impact of the recent government shutdown on our local USDA Forest Service partners the Conservation and Wildfire Prevention Homeschool Day, scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019, has been postponed. We look forward to announcing an alternate date later this spring.


On February 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., homeschooled students are invited to learn about conservation and Smokey Bear’s Five Rules for Wildfire Prevention in this exciting, hands-on program presented in collaboration with members of our local USDA Forest Service. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of conservation, organisms and environments, personal health and changes in environments, as well as explore a fire truck and be familiarized with (and try on!) some of the specialized firefighting tools and equipment used by crews from the Tonto National Forest Mesa/Cave Creek Ranger Districts. The day includes indoor and outdoor activities and will introduce new generations to Smokey Bear and his message of wildfire prevention.

A special admission price of $5 per person (adults and children ages six and older) will be offered to participants on this day. Children ages five and under are always free.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Feb. 6, 2019, by emailing participants’ names and ages to (please include “February Homeschool Day” in subject line).