Wildfire exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah

On July 4th weekend, the Natural History Museum of Utah opened a new portion of its Nature Unleashed exhibit focusing on wildfire in Utah and the West. The new exhibit includes work from many U of U geographers. Dr. Mitch Power contributed work on fire regimes and climate, and the exhibit displays one of Dr. Power’s sediment cores that shows charcoal layers from past fires. Dr. Phil Dennison helped write the exhibit text and collaborated on the development of two interactive displays. Dr. Tom Cova helped with exhibit materials pertaining to the wildland urban interface. Master’s alum Greg Fryer was instrumental in developing the wildland firefighter portion of the exhibit, which includes quotes from Greg and other firefighters. The biggest treat for those who know Greg is a life-size cutout of him! The exhibit runs through Thanksgiving.

Very cool, er HOT, geographers.  Visit the museum and check it out!