FULL 8/28 Fire as Friend: Exploring Fire Ecology with Kids

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for an interactive program focused on Fire as Friend. We’ll explore how fire can be helpful to humans, plants, and animals through guided activities and traditional practices of Santa Cruz’s Indigenous people. We’ll also share fire safety tips. Kids will leave understanding that fire is a powerful and natural part of our environment.

Location: Outside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Ages 5-8 | Saturday, August 28 | 10-11 a.m.
Parent/guardian must accompany child

Ages 9-12 | Saturday, August 28 | 12:30-2 p.m.
Parent/guardian must accompany child

*Please indicate how many adults and children will be attending upon registering. If you want your kiddos to attend together, but they are of different ages, you are welcome to sign them up for the same session. If your kiddo falls out of these age groups, they are still welcome to attend.


  • Since this program is for youth, we are requiring masks be worn at all times
  • If you feel sick, stay home
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance from others when possible

This program is part of the Museum’s monthly, family-friendly series Out and About and our August series in partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries, CZU AND YOU: Resources for Recovery, Preparedness, and Ecological Understanding.