AdventureSmart: kids wilderness safety skills courses
This is an excellent program that offers many presentations to teach kids how to be safe. I think it is non-profit and if I remember correctly, kids get to keep a little safety kit.
I don't know how many countries this many be offered in, but it would be worth researching if you are interested in bringing these presentations to your area.
I wasn't sure where I should post this...in here or Resilient Kids/Homeschooling, etc. @torey...thoughts?
I am currently working on getting this offered in my community. I've asked one of the volunteer firefighters, a former military guy trained in wilderness survival skills (and keeping it up with keen interest), if he would be interested in becoming a presenter for our homeschooling kids & other area children.
I have sent them an e-mail about taking the training to become a presenter. There have been several new young families move into the community, some from the big city. So this would be awesome to be able to offer. Public education is a big part of what we do as a VFD, so this is a perfect add-on. I'm quite excited about it.
@LaurieLovesLearning Maybe we should have a specific category for wilderness survival. The Emergency category is more about preparing for and surviving disasters. Wilderness survival techniques are maybe a bit different. Perhaps another sub category under Emergency/Disaster Preparedness or maybe it would fit better under The Bush: Wild Game & Survival.2 · Share on Twitter
@Merin Porter Please see @torey's comment above.
@LaurieLovesLearning I had not heard of this, but think it is an awesome idea!
@LaurieLovesLearning I'll have to check out to see if we have anything like this in our area. I would think it an excellent idea seeing as we have tons of state parks all around. 😊
Totally agree! I've added "Wildnerness Survival" under "The Bush: Wild Game and Survival." Thanks, @torey!3 · Share on Twitter
Wilderness Awareness School (Duvall, WA) and a number of others have summer camps for kids and even some school-year programs. Lots of WAS students are Canadian, and from other countries, too. I bet some of the graduates around the country would be interested in doing programs.
I've finally managed to contact someone. The next presenter training course in BC isn't until May. But I will be able to register and then be a presenter. I'm really looking forward to this.
I've already downloaded some great info sheets.
I'm so happy for you @torey. This is such a great opportunity for you to continue to continue to learn & give back to your community.
I completed the training session tonight so I guess I am officially an AdventureSmart presenter. I'm going to have to study the material quite a bit before I think I'll be comfortable delivering a program.
Its all really great information.
I may have some comments to add to the Emergency Communications category as they have a page comparing electronic signalling devices.3 · Share on Twitter
@Torey Congrats!! I look forward to hearing more from you! This is great!!
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