Tour of burn areas helps teachers understand fire, forest ecology

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Educators from around the state became the students this week during the Fire Ecology Institute for Educators by the Colorado State Forest Service. They will take what they learn back to the classroom, to teach the next generation about wildfire. The Blodgett Peak Trail has been closed since the Waldo Canyon Fire, but the educators were allowed to take soil samples to study on a burned hillside on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)