|It's hard to notice in this pic, but this is a 3D map with lights showing the different areas of the various fires during the Tillamook Burn.|
|We can't discuss forest fire safety without thinking about Smokey the Bear.|
|It's your turn to practice putting out the fire.|
|I loved all the hidden displays. This one showed what it looks like underground. But you had to pull it out to see it.|
|This shows all the life on a rotten log. There's even a huge magnify glass to get a closer peek.|
|Another hidden display. This one tells about the rings on a tree.|
|A Native American basket made from cedar.|
|Showing the changes in salmon eggs.|
|This, I thought, was fantastic - especially since we have been discussing the different layers in a forest. I'm only showing the understory in these pics, but they had all the layers.|
|A quick blurb telling the importance of the understory|
|A couple pull out drawers showing off what's important in that layer.|
|Replica of a forest fire lookout tower. Of course we climbed to the top. Inside the small room was a bed, a large map to chart the location of the fire & a radio to warn others.|
|View from the top.|
We also went on a short hike out behind the museum.
I'm so glad we made the trip to this Forest Center. The kids had a great time & learned a bit more about the area we call home.