Note: Demonstration in shallow wading pool. Always use PFDs, and supervise closely!
The pool is also an excellent forum for teaching cold water survival skills such as group huddles and donning survival suits. Coast Guard auxiliary and AMSEA have developed childrens boating safety curricula.
We'll motivate the boating/water safety segment with a class writing assignment and oral presentation of each child's personal "sea story adventure" (most Alaskan children have had some anxious moment on the water). Parent presentations might provide some more graphic, and didactic, examples.
Opportunity to study historical (RNLI museum photo exhibit) and modern (visit to USCG Station Juneau) ocean rescue techniques.
Resources - Links to other children's boating safety programs:
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Contact: Fritz Funk (email@example.com)