EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS

These workshops are designed for schoolteachers and others who work with youth. They provide training in cold-water safety and survival skills, outdoor preparedness, and help with effectively integrating AMSEA's K-12 curriculum Surviving Outdoor Adventures (SOA) into classroom, swimming pool, open water, and other settings.  These workshops can be scheduled on demand for eight or more individuals, usually in the location of the participants' choice.

 

Some of the Topics Covered in Educators' Workshops:

Hypothermia - The 7 Steps to Survival - PFDs & Immersion Suits - Cold-Water Survival Skills - Rescue Techniques - Navigation using Compasses, Charts & Topo Maps - Survival Shelter Building - Maydays - Basic Outdoor Emergency Signals

 

Ongoing Support for Qualified Educator Workshop Participants:

Qualified educator workshop participants (someone who has successfully completed one of our Educators' Workshops PLUS a pool/water practicum) are provided with ongoing support from AMSEA and have access to:

  • AMSEA's extensive inventory of training equipment (PFDs, immersion suits, inflatable boats, liferafts, radios, EPIRBs & more)

  • AMSEA's video collection and lending library

  • Support and mentoring from AMSEA's experienced teaching staff

  • Co-teaching opportunities to brush up on skills (when funding is available)

 

 

COLD WATER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL FOR EDUCATORS (ONLINE THROUGH UAS)

This is classroom portions only of an OSEW. Participants are taken through sample exercises from the extensive curriculum that includes the 7 Steps to Survival, hypothermia, PFDs, cold water safety & survival, ice safety and risk assessment.

*Completion of this course alone only does not qualify participants to borrow gear from AMSEA.  However, completion of this course PLUS the practicum described below qualifies the participant to borrow AMSEA training gear.

 

Course Length: Approximately 13 weeks

Price: Total costs of this graduate-level course (Course # ED 593) are:

  • $465 paid directly to AMSEA

  • $130 paid directly to UAS (in order to receive 2 university credits)

  • $60 for books (recommended)

Registration takes place through UAS.

 

 

OUTDOOR SURVIVAL EDUCATORS' WORKSHOP (OSEW)

This 32-hour course includes classroom exercises, methods of instruction and use of AMSEA equipment in pool and outdoor settings. Successful completion of the course qualifies the participant to borrow AMSEA training gear.

 

Course Length: 32 hours, typically over 4 days
Price: $460 for AMSEA members; $510 for non-members.

*Price includes 4-volume Surviving Outdoor Adventures curriculum.


 

OUTDOOR SURVIVAL EDUCATORS' WORKSHOP FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS

Same course as described above. This shortened version is intended specifically for schoolteachers who need little or no methods of instruction. Successful completion of the course qualifies the participant to borrow AMSEA training gear as described at the bottom of this page.

 

Course length: 24 hours, typically over 3 days
Price: $460 for AMSEA members; $510 for non-members.

*Price includes 4-volume Surviving Outdoor Adventures curriculum.

 

 

EXPANDED OUTDOOR SURVIVAL EDUCATORS' WORKSHOP

Same course as described above, plus the coursework that qualifies participants to apply to become a U. S. Coast Guard-accepted instructor for commercial fishermen. Designed especially for high school teachers who want to offer FV drill conductor courses as a vocational education.  This course is essentially AMSEA's Marine Safety Instructor Training reconfigured to meet the needs of teachers.

 

Course Length: 5 or 6 full days
Price: $495 for AMSEA members; $550 for non-members.

*Price includes 4-volume Surviving Outdoor Adventures curriculum.

 

 

POOL AND/OR COLD-WATER PRACTICUM

The hands-on pool or cold-water session and/or other outdoor exercises such as shelter-building that are typically part of an OSEW.  Completion of this course only does not qualify participants to borrow gear from AMSEA.  Completion of this practicum PLUS Teaching Surviving Outdoor Adventures as described above qualifies the participant to borrow AMSEA training gear as described at the bottom of this page.

 

Course Length: Varies
Price: Varies by length and location

YOUTH WORKSHOPS

AMSEA'S K-12 curriculum, Surviving Outdoor Adventures (SOA), effectively teaches youth the essentials of cold-water safety and survival.  AMSEA-trained instructors can deliver the course in your community or you may choose to train one of your local educators via one of our Educators' Workshops.

 

Skills Taught:

Recognize Signs of Hypothermia - Cold-Water Survival - Land Surival - Shelter Building - Using/creating Outdoor Emergency Signals - Basic Navigation - Selecting the Right PFD - Donning an Immersion Suit - and many more!

 

Length of Course: Varies by needs of school or organization

Price: Varies by length and size of class

 

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