4-weeks (18 hours in total)
About this course
As the world warms, wildfires are behaving in new, less predictable ways, which present fundamental challenges to our established methods of preventing, fighting and living with fire. And with increasing populations on the wildland-urban interface, we urgently need to find new solutions to these challenges.
This free taster will introduce you to some of the key aspects of co-existing with fire. You’ll learn about the science of fire and the role it plays in sustainability, examine the history of Indigenous burning and how it’s shaped our country, and discover how we can benefit from fire from a bio-diversity aspect, whilst protecting ourselves from it. This is your opportunity to learn how to safely live with fire as individuals and as communities, whilst learning new ways to plan for the future.
This short course is an introduction to the Living with Fire (KPZ104) unit in the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living, which has been developed in consultation with members of the indigenous community, Tasmanian practitioners, and the UTAS Fire Centre (led by Professor David Bowman).