Saturday, March 3, 2012 marked the close of the SIFT 2011-12 program. The day's activities opened with Aileen's signature "natural items egg drop" challenge. SIFTers worked in small groups to come up with the best design of plant materials packaging to protect a raw egg from the long drop off the Assembly Building porch. (Epic failure for all.)
The rest of the cold and windy morning was spent on a field challenge with five teams competing for completion of a scavenger hunt designed to review some key skills and knowledge. After lunch the SIFTers went out with a bang (down in flames?) with a demonstration controlled burn near the Trail House parking lot.
|James Trager explains how to use the flapper to put out small flames.|
|Aileen Abbott shows Mohammed how to wet down the perimeter area before the burn.|
|James shows the SIFTers how a drip torch is used to start the fire.|
|Watching the fire creep across the target burn area.|
|SIFTers use water packs, rakes, and flappers to make sure the fire is out.|
|Congratulations to SIFT Cohort 4!|