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NO ONE EVER expects to get into trouble outdoors. But, a turn in the weather, mistake in judgment, unexpected injury, equipment failure, or sudden nightfall can quickly change any recreational outing into a crisis. How prepared are you?

AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians to become involved in fun outdoor activities. AdventureSmart balances key safety messages with an individual's responsibility for safety; encouraging the public to obtain the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for them to enjoy their outdoor pursuits.

 

AdventureSmart at SARSCENE 2014

AdventureSmart Hug a Tree and Survive and Survive Outside Presenter Course
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre
Timings: 0900-1200
Cost: Free
30 spaces available

Promoting fun and outdoor recreation, AdventureSmart balances key safety messages with an individual's responsibility for safety; encouraging the public to obtain the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for them to enjoy their outdoor pursuits. These presentations are generally 45 – 90 minutes in length; however, the content is flexible enough to allow for quick overviews, to incorporate key messages into your own training curriculums, or to expand theory with practical application based on the audience, activity and location. Using concise and consistent messaging, a common look and feel, and audience appropriate teaching methodologies, AdventureSmart presentations are ideal for schools, youth groups, outdoor clubs or any organization that wishes to learn more about trip planning, training and taking the essentials. The presentations are customizable and you can choose where to place the emphasis based on your needs and experience. In addition, key information on search and rescue in Canada, including survivability and alerting the system are components within every program.

AdventureSmart courses do not teach specific outdoor skills. However, given the content of the programs, it is important that participants have basic outdoor experience and a mandate to engage the public. The Hug a Tree and Survive and Survive Outside combined presenter course provide tools and techniques and encourage sharing of best practices in teaching activities to allow authorized presenters to deliver the AdventureSmart programs listed below to a variety of audiences or to specific audiences such as children.

Hug a Tree and Survive Canada: This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost. This workshop will be combined with the Survive Outside Program: This presentation is aimed at people aged 12-99. It focuses on Trip Planning, Training and Taking the Essentials. It includes information on how to alert the Search and Rescue system and focuses on survivability pending rescue.

AdventureSmart PaddleSmart Presenter Course
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre
Timings: 0900-1200
Cost: Free
30 spaces available

Promoting fun and outdoor recreation, AdventureSmart balances key safety messages with an individual's responsibility for safety; encouraging the public to obtain the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for them to enjoy their outdoor pursuits. These presentations are generally 45 – 90 minutes in length; however, the content is flexible enough to allow for quick overviews, to incorporate key messages into your own training curriculums, or to expand theory with practical application based on the audience, activity and location. Using concise and consistent messaging, a common look and feel, and audience appropriate teaching methodologies, AdventureSmart presentations are ideal for schools, youth groups, outdoor clubs or any organization that wishes to learn more about trip planning, training and taking the essentials. The presentations are customizable and you can choose where to place the emphasis based on your needs and experience. In addition, key information on search and rescue in Canada, including survivability and alerting the system are components within every program.

AdventureSmart courses do not teach specific outdoor skills. However, given the content of the programs, it is important that participants have basic outdoor experience and a mandate to engage the public. The PaddleSmart presenter's course provide tools and techniques and encourage sharing of best practices in teaching activities to allow authorized presenters to deliver the AdventureSmart program listed below to a variety of audiences or to specific audiences such as children.

PaddleSmart: This presentation is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Topics include trip planning, training and taking the essentials for water based activities. Segments on moving water and coastal water can be added to the presentation depending on location.

AdventureSmart Trainer Workshop
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre
Time: 0830 – 1700 Oct 31 2014 with practical applications available 0900-1200 Nov 1
Cost: Free
30 spaces available

Promoting fun and outdoor recreation, AdventureSmart balances key safety messages with an individual's responsibility for safety; encouraging the public to obtain the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for them to enjoy their outdoor pursuits. These presentations are generally 45 – 90 minutes in length; however, the content is flexible enough to allow for quick overviews, to incorporate key messages into your own training curriculums, or to expand theory with practical application based on the audience, activity and location. Using concise and consistent messaging, a common look and feel, and audience appropriate teaching methodologies, AdventureSmart presentations are ideal for schools, youth groups, outdoor clubs or any organization that wishes to learn more about trip planning, training and taking the essentials. The presentations are customizable and you can choose where to place the emphasis based on your needs and experience. In addition, key information on search and rescue in Canada, including survivability and alerting the system are components within every program.

AdventureSmart courses do not teach specific outdoor skills, however, given the content of the programs, it is important that participants have basic outdoor experience and a mandate to engage the public. In addition to the information received in the presenter courses, the Trainers Workshop provides you with the information needed to train presenters to deliver one, several or all of the AdventureSmart presentations. Current AdventureSmart programs include Hug a Tree and Survive, Survive Outside, Survive Outside Snowmobiling, Snow Safety and PaddleSmart. While instructional techniques, key focus areas, and advanced knowledge of the presentation content are part of the trainer course, participants should be experienced in teaching adults and have the ability to mentor others and provide constructive feedback. Participants have the option of extending their training on day two and participating in practical skills for public prevention programs or refining their own instructional techniques.

Oct 31 session only
Oct 31 plus Option 1(0900-1200 Nov 1) – Practical Skills for public prevention programs
Day one plus Option 2(0900-1200 Nov 1) – Refining instructional techniques.

AdventureSmart Presentations in the Park
Nov 1 – Kingsbridge Park
AdventureSmart invites the public to get informed and go outdoors. Attend a short presentation so you can enjoy your outdoor pursuits safely.
Presentations for all three programs starts at 0900, 1100, 1330 and 1500.
Cost: Free

Hug a Tree and Survive Canada: This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost.

Survive Outside Program: This presentation is aimed at people aged 12-99. It focuses on Trip Planning, Training and Taking the Essentials. It includes information on how to alert the Search and Rescue system and focuses on survivability pending rescue.

PaddleSmart: This presentation is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Topics include trip planning, training and taking the essentials for water based activities.



 

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