Playing with Fire

Playing With Fire, in theatres November


The National Wildlife Federation is teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Walden Media to engage communities in conservation service projects and to plant Trees for Wildlife™!

About the Movie

Playing with Fire movie poster

When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery, and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids—much like fires—are wild and unpredictable.

You can plant Trees for Wildlife™! The National Wildlife Federation provides free native tree seedlings to community and youth groups to plant. Through this effort, we are creating wildlife habitat, connecting people (especially kids) with nature, and educating students and citizens about the critical role trees in maintaining and restoring a healthy environment.

Hey Kids, Parents, and Educators!

Playing with Fire takes place in a beautiful forest. When you think of forests, you think of trees. But forests are complex communities with lots of trees and include soil, water, plants, and wildlife that make up the forest ecosystem. You know forests provide homes for wildlife. Trees have “tremendous” benefits for people too. As the film’s education partner, the National Wildlife Federation is providing a list of fun activities to help you learn about trees and projects you can do to save trees and wildlife.

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More Activities

Learn About Forests: Playing with Fire takes place in a beautiful forest. When you think of forests, you think of trees. But forests are complex communities that also include soils, water, and plants other than trees. And you know that forests provide homes for wildlife too. But did you know forests also produce lots of oxygen, absorb CO2 and store carbon? So maintaining forests is essential to combat climate change.

people planting a tree in their local community

10 Ways Trees Make A Difference: Trees are a truly beautiful part of the natural environment, but they are also amazingly efficient machines—constantly working to make Earth a healthier planet.

Add to the Tree Bank: Help protect wildlife one tree at a time. Every purchase made supports our work to help young people learn about, plant, and care for trees.

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How can you show your “tree appreciation”? Go outside and have some fun with trees!

Make a PLEDGE to get yourself, your family, or your students outside every day!

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