Northstar Search and Rescue provides safety presentations on various wilderness safety topics for children as well as adults.
The two programs below:
Lost But Found, Safe and Sound and Hug A Tree and Survive are great interactive tools to enhance safety awareness in the woods. These programs teach children how to prevent getting lost and what to do if they should become lost.
Hug a Tree Demo's Cover the Following:
Always tell an adult where you are going.
Always carry an orange garbage bag and whistle on picnics, hikes and camping trips.
Once you know you're lost, hug a tree and stay put.
Make a face hole in your garbage bag and put it over your head to stay warm and dry.
Help searchers find you by blowing your whistle and by answering their calls.
K-9 Search and Rescue Demo's Cover the Following:
The dog searches off-lead and is either scent specific or will search for any human scent it can detect.
The handler uses directionals to guide the dog through the search area.
Handlers watch their dog's body language for any behavior which indicates that the dog is detecting human scent.
If you are interested in having Northstar give a demo to your cities Safety Camp, Boy Scout group, 4-H group, etc. Please feel free to contact us to schedule one!