On our way to our next stopping point we made a pit stop at the Smokey Bear Historical Park. I had a great time in the visitors center learning about fires and fire prevention. We completed a special Junior Ranger program by the New Mexico Forestry Division. We also earned a really neat patch.
We saw the burial site of “Smokey Bear” who was found as a cub in 1950 after a bad fire.
Remember ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES!
9 out of 10 wildfires are started by humans! We learned a lot about how to protect our homes from fires and how we can help prevent fires from getting out of control.