What is a Controlled Burn?

Published On: February 9th, 2023 | Categories: Food for Thought, In The Classroom |

Powhatan School received a visit from the Virginia Department of Forestry to conduct what is known as a Controlled Burn. The team from the Department of Forestry used their expertise to methodically burn the entire meadow in a safe and managed process.

Under careful supervision, students were able to witness this awesome display of nature. Watch the video below to learn three ways the Controlled Burn impacts this delicate habitat!


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The Crocker Conservancy:

We are continually using the lens of NEAL (Nature-Enhanced Approach to Learning) as we create, amend, and reflect upon our curriculum. The Crocker Conservancy adds a whole new dimension to the scope of the NEAL program, allowing for the land directly behind the school to become an outdoor laboratory for hands-on experiential learning.

The Crocker Conservancy is made up of the 47-acres located in the back of our campus. There are three main habitats on the Crocker Conservancy, including a wetland habitat, warm season grass and wild flower meadow and hardwood forests. Each unique learning space offers real-world opportunities for students to learn and discover.

Learn More:

North Carolina State: Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat

Powhatan School | The Crocker Conservancy: Authentic Learning Experiences