Cowichan Search and Rescue also undertakes outdoor safety public education, with trained presenters for AdventureSmart, a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”, and Hug-a-Tree and Survive, a similar program aimed at helping lost children survive in the woods.
By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become hurt or lost.
- Ten Essentials (carry the 10 essentials and know how to use them - find the list at www.adventuresmart.ca)
- Trip Planning (write a trip plan before you go and leave it with a friend or family)
- Training (obtain the skills and knowledge you need before heading out)
A national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”. AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach to try and reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents.Find out more about Adventure Smart
Hug a Tree Program
An AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. 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.Learn more about Hug-A-Tree