Calgary Search and Rescue Association provides a safety and survival presentation called "Hug a Tree and Survive' to schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Cubs and various other youth groups.
The goal of the program is to teach four basic messages:
Alberta's natural areas are wonderful places for adventure and learning for children of all ages. Explore and enjoy these places with the knowledge to do so smartly and safely!
A core program under the AdventureSmart banner, Hug-a-Tree and Survive teaches children invaluable outdoor survival lessons, including:
Practical rules for survival are discussed by our instructors in a fun and interactive format.
Child survival needs adult assistance. You can help children learn what to do by discussing and practicing the "Rules of Survival". If you are interested in having our instructors present a proactive, preventative presentation to your group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.