Environmental Education ClassesOutdoor Survival
Students will be familiar with and demonstrate, through active hands -on learning and group interactions, the basic survival skills that prevent outdoor emergencies and that are needed to sustain life for a 24 hour period. This course focuses on the need for preparation prior to an outdoor excursion.
1) Students list the five basic survival needs.
2) Students demonstrate the survival techniques of shelter -building and fire-starting in a simulated survival situation.
3) Students describe the basic health threats of hypothermia and frostbite in the outdoors and describe appropriate actions and treatments.
4) Students give a presentation on group dynamics and how they accomplish their survival technique goals.