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Smokey Bear celebrates 70th year by visiting over 90 Delaware schools

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014



Smokey Bear celebrates 70th year by visiting over 90 First State schools

As they have done for many years, senior volunteers from the Modern Maturity Center in Dover joined Smokey Bear recently to celebrate his 70th year of fire prevention. The seniors helped prepare over 4,000 gift bags of Smokey school supplies to distribute to Delaware choolchildren.
Senior volunteers from the Modern Maturity Center in Dover joined Smokey Bear recently to celebrate his 70th year of fire prevention. The seniors helped prepare over 4,000 gift bags of Smokey school supplies that will be distributed to Delaware schoolchildren.

(Dover) – To honor October as “Fire Prevention Month,” Smokey Bear will visit over 90 Delaware schools to teach children that “only you can prevent wildfires.” Because human activity causes the largest number of forest fires nationwide, Smokey teaches children at a very early age that they should never play with fire or use matches.

During a typical Smokey Bear program sponsored by the Delaware Forest Service (DFS), first-graders learn about how trees provide natural benefits such as oxygen, shade, wood products and wildlife habitat. Then, students learn about how harmful a fire can be to the forest. After discussing how a fire can get started, students watch a brief video about how children playing in the woods discover a box of matches that tempts them to start a campfire. When the “real” Smokey finally appears on the scene, the children are asked to make a solemn pledge to him that they “will not play with matches ever again.” Ashley Peebles, trainer-educator for the Delaware Forest Service, oversees the annual Smokey Bear program. Last year, the DFS presented 78 fire prevention programs to almost 8,000 children.

2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of Smokey Bear’s introduction as part of a public service effort to prevent forest fires during World War II.  Since he was created in 1944, the Smokey Bear campaign has evolved into the longest running public service campaign in history. Smokey’s first forest fire prevention message remained unchanged for 50 years until April 2001, when the Ad Council updated his message to address the increasing number of fires in the nation’s wildland areas. As one of the world’s most recognizable fictional characters, Smokey’s image is protected by U.S. Federal Law and administered by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council. Surveys have shown that “Smokey Bear” (not “Smokey the Bear”) is recognized by over 95 percent of respondents.

2014 Schedule of Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Programs (subject to change)
Delaware Forest Service contact: Ashley Peebles, 302-698-4551 or Ashley.Peebles@delaware.gov

NEW CASTLE CO.        
Date & Time Address City City
Sept 30, 2 p.m. Bunker Hill Elem. 1070 Bunker Hill Rd. Middletown  378-5135
Oct. 01, 10 a.m. Bancroft Elem. 700 North Lombard St. Wilmington  429-4102
Oct. 01, 2:30 p.m. East Side Charter 2401 Thatcher St. Wilmington  421-8270
Oct. 01, 9 a.m. Jennie E. Smith Elem. 142 Brennen Drive Newark  454-2174
Oct. 02, 1:15 p.m. Sanford School 6900 Lancaster Pike Hockessin  239-5263
Oct. 02, 1:30 p.m. Claymont Elem. 3401 Green St. Claymont  792-3880
Oct. 02, 10 a.m. Lombardy Elem. 412 Foulk Rd. Wilmington  762-7190
Oct. 06, 12:30 pm Caravel Academy 2801 Del Laws Rd. Bear  834-8938
Oct. 07, 9:15 a.m. Keene (William B.) 200 LaGrange Ave. Newark  454-2018
Oct. 08, 10 a.m. Independence School 1300 Paper Mill Rd. Newark  239-0330
Oct. 09, 11 a.m. Wilmington Manor Elem. 200 East Roosevelt Ave. New Castle  323-2901
Oct. 09, 11 a.m. Wilbur (Kathleen) Elem. 4050 Wrangle Hill Rd. Bear  832-6330
Oct. 09, 1:30 p.m. All Saints Catholic School 907 New Rd. Wilmington  995-2231
Oct. 10, 12:50 p.m. Castle Hills Elem. 502 Moores Lake New Castle  323-2915
Oct. 10, 9 a.m. Brookside Elem. 800 Marrows Rd. Newark  454-5454
Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Elbert-Palmer Elem. 1210 Lobdell St. Wilmington  429-4188
Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Forwood Elem. 1900 Westminster Dr. Wilmington  475-3956
Oct. 14, 10am Richey Elem. 105 East Highland Ave. Newport  992-5535
Oct. 14, 2:45 p.m. Robert S. Gallaher Elem. 800 Brownleaf Rd. Newark  454-2464
Oct. 15, 9:15 Warner Elem. 801 West 18th St. Wilmington  651-2740
Oct. 15, 2:05pm Carrcroft Elem. 503 Crest Rd. Wilmington  762-7165
Oct. 16, 2pm Maclary Elem. 300 St. Regis Drive Newark  454-2142
Oct. 16, 8:45 a.m. St. Anne’s Episcopal 211 Silver Lake Rd. Middletown  378-3179
Oct. 17, 1 p.m. St. Peter’s Cathedral 310 West 6th St. Wilmington  656-5234
Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. St. Peter Catholic 515 Harmony St. New Castle  328-1191
Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. MOT Charter 1156 Levels Rd. Middletown  376-5125
Oct. 21, 2pm Brandywine Springs Elem. 2916 Duncan Rd. Wilmington  636-5681
Oct. 21, 9 a.m. Pulaski (Casimir ) Elem. 1300 Cedar St. Wilmington  429-4136
Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m. Shortlidge (Evan G.) Elem. 100 West 18th St. Wilmington  651-2710
Oct. 23, 1 p.m. Hanby (Brandywood) Elem. 2115 Anson Rd. Wilmington  475-3966
Oct. 23, 10 a.m. Thurgood Marshall Elem. 101 Barrett Run Rd. Newark  454-4700
Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m. New Castle Elem. 903 Delaware St. New Castle  429-4085
Oct. 24, 9 a.m. St. Elizabeth’s Elem. 1500 Cedar St. Wilmington  655-8208
Oct. 24, 9 a.m. Thomas A. Edison Charter 2200 North Locust St. Wilmington  778-1101
Oct. 27, 1:15 p.m. Tower Hill School 2813 West 17th St. Wilmington  575-0550
Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. West Park Place Elem. 193 West Park Place Newark  454-2290
Oct. 28, 2:05 p.m. McVey (Joseph M.)   Elem. 908 Janice Drive Newark  454-2145
Oct. 29, 12:20 p.m. Richardson Park Elem. 16 Idella Avenue Wilmington  992-5570
Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. Harlan (David W.) Elem. 3601 Jefferson St. Wilmington  762-7156
Oct. 31, 12:50 p.m. Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elem. 27 Landers Lane New Castle  429-4073
Oct. 31, 12:30pm May B. Leasure Elem. 1015 Church Rd. Newark  454-2103
Nov. 03, 2 p.m. Holy Angels 82 Possum Park Rd. Newark  731-2210
Nov. 03, 11 a.m. Providence Creek Academy 355 West Duck Creek Rd. Clayton  653-6276
Nov. 05, 12:30 p.m. Tarbiyah Islamic 698 Old Baltimore Pike Newark  533-8114
Nov. 07, 2 p.m. Downes (John R.) Elem. 220 Casho Mill Rd. Newark  454-2133
Nov. 07 @11 a.m. William Lewis Elem. 920 North Van Buren St. Wilmington  651-2695
Nov. 10, 12:45 p.m. Marbrook Elem. 2101 Centerville Rd. Wilmington  992-5555
Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Christ the Teacher 2451 Frazer Rd. Newark  838-8850
Nov. 19, 9:15 a.m. Oberle Elmentary 500 Caledonia Way Bear  690-1179
Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Henry M. Brader Elem. 107 Four Seasons Pkwy. Newark  454-5959
Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Tatnall School 1501 Barley Mill Rd. Wilmington  892-4323
KENT COUNTY
Date & Time School Address City  
Oct. 02, 9 a.m. Milford Christian 6062 Old Shawnee Rd. Milford  422-4263
Oct. 03, 2:15 p.m. Clayton Elem. 501 West Main St. Clayton  653-8587
Oct. 03, 8:45 a.m. Sunnyside Elem. 123 Rd. 145 Smyrna  653-8580
Oct. 07, 1 p.m. McIlvaine ECC 11 W Walnut St. Magnolia  335-5039
Oct. 08, 2 p.m. Fairview Elem. 700 Walker Rd. Dover  672-1645
Oct. 09, 2:15 p.m. North Dover Elem. 855 College Rd. Dover  672-1980
Oct. 13, 1:15 pm Central Delaware Christian 4698 S. DuPont Hwy. Dover  697-8407
Oct. 14, 9 a.m. Holy Cross Elem. 631 South State St. Dover  674-5784
Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Towne Point Elem. 629 Buckson Drive Dover  672-1590
Oct. 15, 12:15 p.m. Campus Community 21 North Bradford St. Dover  736-3300
Oct. 15, 2:20 p.m. Lake Forest North Elem. 319 East Main St. Felton  284-9611
Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Booker T. Washington 901 Forest Ave. Dover  672-1900
Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. Lake Forest South Elem. 301 Dorman St. Harrington  398-8011
Oct. 20, 9 a.m. South Dover Elem. 955 South State St. Dover  672-1690
Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m. East Dover Elem. 852 South Little Creek Rd. Dover  672-1655
Nov. 18, 9:15 a.m. Academy of Dover Charter 1041 Salisbury Rd. Dover  674-0684
SUSSEX COUNTY
Date & Time School Address City  
Oct. 01, 9:30 a.m. Lord Baltimore Elem. 120 Atlantic Avenue Ocean View  537-2700
Oct. 06, 9 a.m. Greenwood Mennonite 12802 Mennonite Sch. Rd. Greenwood  349-4131
Oct. 07, 1:30 p.m. Lighthouse Christian 28157 Lighthouse Cross. Dagsboro  732-3309
Oct. 08, 9 a.m. East Millsboro Elem. 29346 Iron Branch Rd. Millsboro  934-3222
Oct. 09, 1:55 p.m. Seaford Central Elem. 1 Delaware Place Seaford  629-4587
Oct. 10, 1:15 p.m. North Georgetown Elem. 664 North Bedford Georgetown  855-2430
Oct. 13, 9 a.m. H. O. Brittingham Elem. 400 Mulberry St. Milton  684-8522
Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m. Longneck Elem. R. D. 10 Box 452 Millsboro  945-6200
Oct. 15, 9 a.m. Rehoboth Elem. 500 Stockley St. Rehoboth  227-2571
Oct. 16, 11:50 a.m. Phillip C. Showell Elem. 41 Bethany Beach Rd. Selbyville  436-1044
Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Paul Laurence Dunbar 499 West Sixth St. Laurel  875-6140
Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. Frederick Douglas Elem. 1 Swain Rd. Seaford  628-4413
Oct. 24, 2:15 p.m. West Seaford Elem. 511 Sussex Avenue Seaford  628-4414
Nov. 06, 8:45 a.m. Evelyn I. Morris ECC 103 Third St. Lincoln  422-1650

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Smokey Bear celebrates 70th year by visiting over 90 Delaware schools

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014



Smokey Bear celebrates 70th year by visiting over 90 First State schools

As they have done for many years, senior volunteers from the Modern Maturity Center in Dover joined Smokey Bear recently to celebrate his 70th year of fire prevention. The seniors helped prepare over 4,000 gift bags of Smokey school supplies to distribute to Delaware choolchildren.
Senior volunteers from the Modern Maturity Center in Dover joined Smokey Bear recently to celebrate his 70th year of fire prevention. The seniors helped prepare over 4,000 gift bags of Smokey school supplies that will be distributed to Delaware schoolchildren.

(Dover) – To honor October as “Fire Prevention Month,” Smokey Bear will visit over 90 Delaware schools to teach children that “only you can prevent wildfires.” Because human activity causes the largest number of forest fires nationwide, Smokey teaches children at a very early age that they should never play with fire or use matches.

During a typical Smokey Bear program sponsored by the Delaware Forest Service (DFS), first-graders learn about how trees provide natural benefits such as oxygen, shade, wood products and wildlife habitat. Then, students learn about how harmful a fire can be to the forest. After discussing how a fire can get started, students watch a brief video about how children playing in the woods discover a box of matches that tempts them to start a campfire. When the “real” Smokey finally appears on the scene, the children are asked to make a solemn pledge to him that they “will not play with matches ever again.” Ashley Peebles, trainer-educator for the Delaware Forest Service, oversees the annual Smokey Bear program. Last year, the DFS presented 78 fire prevention programs to almost 8,000 children.

2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of Smokey Bear’s introduction as part of a public service effort to prevent forest fires during World War II.  Since he was created in 1944, the Smokey Bear campaign has evolved into the longest running public service campaign in history. Smokey’s first forest fire prevention message remained unchanged for 50 years until April 2001, when the Ad Council updated his message to address the increasing number of fires in the nation’s wildland areas. As one of the world’s most recognizable fictional characters, Smokey’s image is protected by U.S. Federal Law and administered by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council. Surveys have shown that “Smokey Bear” (not “Smokey the Bear”) is recognized by over 95 percent of respondents.

2014 Schedule of Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Programs (subject to change)
Delaware Forest Service contact: Ashley Peebles, 302-698-4551 or Ashley.Peebles@delaware.gov

NEW CASTLE CO.        
Date & Time Address City City
Sept 30, 2 p.m. Bunker Hill Elem. 1070 Bunker Hill Rd. Middletown  378-5135
Oct. 01, 10 a.m. Bancroft Elem. 700 North Lombard St. Wilmington  429-4102
Oct. 01, 2:30 p.m. East Side Charter 2401 Thatcher St. Wilmington  421-8270
Oct. 01, 9 a.m. Jennie E. Smith Elem. 142 Brennen Drive Newark  454-2174
Oct. 02, 1:15 p.m. Sanford School 6900 Lancaster Pike Hockessin  239-5263
Oct. 02, 1:30 p.m. Claymont Elem. 3401 Green St. Claymont  792-3880
Oct. 02, 10 a.m. Lombardy Elem. 412 Foulk Rd. Wilmington  762-7190
Oct. 06, 12:30 pm Caravel Academy 2801 Del Laws Rd. Bear  834-8938
Oct. 07, 9:15 a.m. Keene (William B.) 200 LaGrange Ave. Newark  454-2018
Oct. 08, 10 a.m. Independence School 1300 Paper Mill Rd. Newark  239-0330
Oct. 09, 11 a.m. Wilmington Manor Elem. 200 East Roosevelt Ave. New Castle  323-2901
Oct. 09, 11 a.m. Wilbur (Kathleen) Elem. 4050 Wrangle Hill Rd. Bear  832-6330
Oct. 09, 1:30 p.m. All Saints Catholic School 907 New Rd. Wilmington  995-2231
Oct. 10, 12:50 p.m. Castle Hills Elem. 502 Moores Lake New Castle  323-2915
Oct. 10, 9 a.m. Brookside Elem. 800 Marrows Rd. Newark  454-5454
Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Elbert-Palmer Elem. 1210 Lobdell St. Wilmington  429-4188
Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Forwood Elem. 1900 Westminster Dr. Wilmington  475-3956
Oct. 14, 10am Richey Elem. 105 East Highland Ave. Newport  992-5535
Oct. 14, 2:45 p.m. Robert S. Gallaher Elem. 800 Brownleaf Rd. Newark  454-2464
Oct. 15, 9:15 Warner Elem. 801 West 18th St. Wilmington  651-2740
Oct. 15, 2:05pm Carrcroft Elem. 503 Crest Rd. Wilmington  762-7165
Oct. 16, 2pm Maclary Elem. 300 St. Regis Drive Newark  454-2142
Oct. 16, 8:45 a.m. St. Anne’s Episcopal 211 Silver Lake Rd. Middletown  378-3179
Oct. 17, 1 p.m. St. Peter’s Cathedral 310 West 6th St. Wilmington  656-5234
Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. St. Peter Catholic 515 Harmony St. New Castle  328-1191
Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. MOT Charter 1156 Levels Rd. Middletown  376-5125
Oct. 21, 2pm Brandywine Springs Elem. 2916 Duncan Rd. Wilmington  636-5681
Oct. 21, 9 a.m. Pulaski (Casimir ) Elem. 1300 Cedar St. Wilmington  429-4136
Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m. Shortlidge (Evan G.) Elem. 100 West 18th St. Wilmington  651-2710
Oct. 23, 1 p.m. Hanby (Brandywood) Elem. 2115 Anson Rd. Wilmington  475-3966
Oct. 23, 10 a.m. Thurgood Marshall Elem. 101 Barrett Run Rd. Newark  454-4700
Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m. New Castle Elem. 903 Delaware St. New Castle  429-4085
Oct. 24, 9 a.m. St. Elizabeth’s Elem. 1500 Cedar St. Wilmington  655-8208
Oct. 24, 9 a.m. Thomas A. Edison Charter 2200 North Locust St. Wilmington  778-1101
Oct. 27, 1:15 p.m. Tower Hill School 2813 West 17th St. Wilmington  575-0550
Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. West Park Place Elem. 193 West Park Place Newark  454-2290
Oct. 28, 2:05 p.m. McVey (Joseph M.)   Elem. 908 Janice Drive Newark  454-2145
Oct. 29, 12:20 p.m. Richardson Park Elem. 16 Idella Avenue Wilmington  992-5570
Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. Harlan (David W.) Elem. 3601 Jefferson St. Wilmington  762-7156
Oct. 31, 12:50 p.m. Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elem. 27 Landers Lane New Castle  429-4073
Oct. 31, 12:30pm May B. Leasure Elem. 1015 Church Rd. Newark  454-2103
Nov. 03, 2 p.m. Holy Angels 82 Possum Park Rd. Newark  731-2210
Nov. 03, 11 a.m. Providence Creek Academy 355 West Duck Creek Rd. Clayton  653-6276
Nov. 05, 12:30 p.m. Tarbiyah Islamic 698 Old Baltimore Pike Newark  533-8114
Nov. 07, 2 p.m. Downes (John R.) Elem. 220 Casho Mill Rd. Newark  454-2133
Nov. 07 @11 a.m. William Lewis Elem. 920 North Van Buren St. Wilmington  651-2695
Nov. 10, 12:45 p.m. Marbrook Elem. 2101 Centerville Rd. Wilmington  992-5555
Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Christ the Teacher 2451 Frazer Rd. Newark  838-8850
Nov. 19, 9:15 a.m. Oberle Elmentary 500 Caledonia Way Bear  690-1179
Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Henry M. Brader Elem. 107 Four Seasons Pkwy. Newark  454-5959
Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Tatnall School 1501 Barley Mill Rd. Wilmington  892-4323
KENT COUNTY
Date & Time School Address City  
Oct. 02, 9 a.m. Milford Christian 6062 Old Shawnee Rd. Milford  422-4263
Oct. 03, 2:15 p.m. Clayton Elem. 501 West Main St. Clayton  653-8587
Oct. 03, 8:45 a.m. Sunnyside Elem. 123 Rd. 145 Smyrna  653-8580
Oct. 07, 1 p.m. McIlvaine ECC 11 W Walnut St. Magnolia  335-5039
Oct. 08, 2 p.m. Fairview Elem. 700 Walker Rd. Dover  672-1645
Oct. 09, 2:15 p.m. North Dover Elem. 855 College Rd. Dover  672-1980
Oct. 13, 1:15 pm Central Delaware Christian 4698 S. DuPont Hwy. Dover  697-8407
Oct. 14, 9 a.m. Holy Cross Elem. 631 South State St. Dover  674-5784
Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Towne Point Elem. 629 Buckson Drive Dover  672-1590
Oct. 15, 12:15 p.m. Campus Community 21 North Bradford St. Dover  736-3300
Oct. 15, 2:20 p.m. Lake Forest North Elem. 319 East Main St. Felton  284-9611
Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Booker T. Washington 901 Forest Ave. Dover  672-1900
Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. Lake Forest South Elem. 301 Dorman St. Harrington  398-8011
Oct. 20, 9 a.m. South Dover Elem. 955 South State St. Dover  672-1690
Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m. East Dover Elem. 852 South Little Creek Rd. Dover  672-1655
Nov. 18, 9:15 a.m. Academy of Dover Charter 1041 Salisbury Rd. Dover  674-0684
SUSSEX COUNTY
Date & Time School Address City  
Oct. 01, 9:30 a.m. Lord Baltimore Elem. 120 Atlantic Avenue Ocean View  537-2700
Oct. 06, 9 a.m. Greenwood Mennonite 12802 Mennonite Sch. Rd. Greenwood  349-4131
Oct. 07, 1:30 p.m. Lighthouse Christian 28157 Lighthouse Cross. Dagsboro  732-3309
Oct. 08, 9 a.m. East Millsboro Elem. 29346 Iron Branch Rd. Millsboro  934-3222
Oct. 09, 1:55 p.m. Seaford Central Elem. 1 Delaware Place Seaford  629-4587
Oct. 10, 1:15 p.m. North Georgetown Elem. 664 North Bedford Georgetown  855-2430
Oct. 13, 9 a.m. H. O. Brittingham Elem. 400 Mulberry St. Milton  684-8522
Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m. Longneck Elem. R. D. 10 Box 452 Millsboro  945-6200
Oct. 15, 9 a.m. Rehoboth Elem. 500 Stockley St. Rehoboth  227-2571
Oct. 16, 11:50 a.m. Phillip C. Showell Elem. 41 Bethany Beach Rd. Selbyville  436-1044
Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Paul Laurence Dunbar 499 West Sixth St. Laurel  875-6140
Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. Frederick Douglas Elem. 1 Swain Rd. Seaford  628-4413
Oct. 24, 2:15 p.m. West Seaford Elem. 511 Sussex Avenue Seaford  628-4414
Nov. 06, 8:45 a.m. Evelyn I. Morris ECC 103 Third St. Lincoln  422-1650

Social Media: Smokey 70th Birthday video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfaf0XseVB0

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