Public Fire Workshop

Mandatory Class - Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Prescribed Burn - Saturday, September 8 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rain Dates - September 15, 22, 29

Non-Members: $30
FHDC Members: $25

Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Kansas State University, and Riley County Conservation district for a memorable morning of prescribed burning. The Public Fire Workshop is your opportunity for hands-on training in this essential element of the Flint Hills. 

Participants attend a required classroom session at the Discovery Center on Thursday, September 6 from 6-8pm to learn about prescribed burning and fire safety from K-State professors Carol Baldwin and Drew Rickets. Then, participate in an 80 acre prescribed burn on a following Saturday. First burn date is September 8. Make-up dates are September 15, 22, and 29. Burning is weather dependent so your patience and flexibility is requested to make this program a success.

Round trip travel from Discovery Center to burn site provided leaving at 8:00am and returning around 2:00pm. Times subject to change due to weather.

Pre-registration is required by September 4. Please register 
online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Public Fire Workshop

Important Event Details:

  • Limited to 20 guests age 12 and older; youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • Participants must be capable and comfortable hiking over uneven terrain and being exposed to heat and smoke.

  • Participants MUST attend the required Thursday class session to take part in Saturday burn.

What to wear:

  • Hat or hardhat; sunglasses or goggles; natural fibers or Nomex including long sleeve shirt with collar; jeans or pants worn outside boots; leather gloves

  • NO steel toe boots; NO metal accessories; NO flapping or dragging clothing.

  • Please use sunscreen and bring a water bottle as necessary.

Thank you to our partners!

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