Taking Flight Nights: Science of Wildfires

October 09, 2018 6:00 pm

Categories: Aviary Events

Join us in our new interactive series: Taking Flight Nights: Teen STEAM Cafés at Tracy Aviary!

These events are designed just for teens! Hardworking members of our Teen Advisory Board have invited professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to share their work through engaging hands-on activities and discussions.

The theme for October 9th will be Science of Wildfires. PhD student Kyra Wolf will speak with us via video chat about her research on the causes and effects of wildfires, on time-scales of years to millennia! Check out her bio below!

Gates open at 5:45 pm. Food and fun start at 6:00 pm. Please note that these programs are for ages 13-18.

Please register here to make sure we have enough food for you!

For more information on our Teen STEAM Cafés, visit our Taking Flight Nights page!

Kyra Wolf conducting field sampling in a boat on a lake

Kyra Wolf is a PhD student in the Systems Ecology Program at the University of Montana. Kyra’s research focuses on understanding the causes and biogeochemical consequences of wildfires, from time-scales of years to millennia. She is studying fire history and ecosystem impacts in the Northern Rockies over the past 2500 years, as part of an NSF-funded interdisciplinary project exploring fire-climate-ecosystem interactions. In 2018 Kyra was awarded a Graduate Research Innovation award from the Joint Fire Science Program, to study post-fire tree regeneration and biogeochemical change in 2017 wildfires in Montana. Kyra graduated from Colorado College in 2016, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Environmental Science.

 

Above event photo by Bureau of Land Management - Utah, used under creative commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/