A Community Education Program for Primary Schools
"Lost? ... Stay Put!" is a program designed specifically
for children aged 6 - 12 to give them some basic survival skills
if they are lost in the Tasmanian bush.
Search and rescue volunteers are available to speak to primary
schools, clubs, community groups or any group of 10 or more children.
Stay Put!" Program is based
on the highly successful HUG-A-TREE
AND SURVIVE program in the U.S. and Canada.
Children will learn:
- How to avoid getting lost in the bush
- What to do if they are lost
- Why it is important not to wander around
- How to remain calm until found
- Which items could be carried with them to help them survive
and ultimately be rescued
- Why they should not to be ashamed of being lost and not
fear parents' anger or punishment
- That many searchers will be looking for them
- How to help searchers find them
- Why they should not to be afraid of wild animals and strange
- How to greet a Search & Rescue dog.
Basic information is also provided for parents and other adults,
- Which agencies are responsible for search and rescue in
- When and how to contact search and rescue authorities
- What information authorities will need in order to identify
the missing person and speed up the search
- How and where to make themselves available to Police and
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The program takes from forty-five minutes to one hour and (with
permission) the presenter will be accompanied by their search and
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of where we've been so far ...
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For more information on the "Lost?
Program, or to arrange a visit to your school or group, please contact
the Liason Officer ... see Contact
Us page for contact details.
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