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Creating a Culture of Safety: Teaching Cold-Water Safety & Survival Skills for Children

If you are an Alaska educator, you know that kids here spend a lot of time on the water and outdoors. Since 1985, AMSEA trained educators across the state have trained thousands of children in outdoor survival skills. You can join them in bringing these life saving skills to your students by taking our online course, Cold-Water Safety & Survival Training for Educators. Offered in partnership with the Sitka Campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, we will be offering this course again during the 2018 spring semester.

This course is designed for educators and others that want to teach children cold-water safety and survival skills. The course instructs educators on AMSEA's K-12 curriculum, Survivng Outdoor Adventures and provides training in:

  • Cold-Water Safety & Survival

  • Outdoor Preparedness

  • Hypothermia

  • 7 Steps to Survival

  • PFDs

  • Immersion Suits

  • Flooding Control

  • Rescue Techniques


  • Emergency Signals

  • Risk Assessment & Management

  • Methods of Instruction

In addition you will come way with lesson plans you can use with your own students. You may also apply for two 593 continuing education credits through the University of Alaska Southeast.

After completion of the course, plus a teaching practicum you will be qualified to checkout safety & survival gear, and other teaching aids from AMSEA's extensive lending library collection. A practicum may be scheduled on an individual basis after the class. Bring cold-water safety and outdoor survival skills to your school or youth group by registering online or calling Emma at (907) 747-3287.

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