Participant Expectations

Students accepted into the Urban WildF.I.R.E. workshop must commit to being present for the entire 10-day period over which the program will be conducted.

Prior to the start of Urban WildF.I.R.E., accepted students will be asked to complete a pre-workshop survey to assess their understanding of urban forestry, fire ecology and management, related aspects of natural resource management, and career prospects in closely related fields. Note: Survey results will not impact a student’s acceptance status.

At the end of the workshop, all participants will have to give a short presentation (approximately 7-10 minutes) detailing (a) key concepts and skills they learned during the workshop, and (b) a brief overview of their projected inclusion of this knowledge into their studies or career goals.

Participants will also be required to complete three post-program assessments. These assessments will be used to determine student retention of concepts introduced during the program and the program’s impact on student knowledge and/or pursuit of related academic and career goals. Post-workshop assessments will be issued at the following times: 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after workshop completion. Note: All surveys – including pre- and post-program assessments – will be issued online, and all responses will be kept anonymous.

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