Master the Courses
Before studying any of AdventureSmarts five programs, you must first complete the “Presenting AdventureSmart” course to learn the basic skills required to become an educator. You can then choose to pursue becoming a certified educator in any (or all) of the five programs.
Earn your Certificate
Following the completion of each course, you will be prompted to take a final exam. Once you receive a minimum grade of 80% on the exam, you will earn your course certificate. You can then register to become a qualified educator.
The AdventureSmart program consists of five core programs, in addition to the Presenting AdventureSmart course. Presenting AdventureSmart is a prerequiste to each of the five programs, in order to ensure you have the basic skills and knowledge to become an Educator.
Please note that recognized AdventureSmart Outdoor Educators must belong to an organization that will provide insurance and liability coverage for their participation. Presenters must acknowledge and agree to the Presenter Agreement as part of the registration process on the AdventureSmart website.
Outdoor Educators are responsible for:
- Providing Outdoor Education materials as required, however, this can also be the responsibility of their organization;
- Accessing program material on the AdventureSmart website to deliver current versions of the AdventureSmart programs; and
- Submitting Outdoor Educator Reports for every presentation.
Presenting AdventureSmart is a prerequisite to the five AdventureSmart programs, that teaches educators how to properly deliver these programs as well as the basics of outdoor survival.
Hug A Tree and Survive
The Hug-a-Tree and Survive program is a children’s Search and Rescue (SAR) program. It is aimed at children from kindergarten to grade six. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do should they become lost.
The Survive Outside – A Guide to Outdoor Safety program is targeted toward novice outdoor enthusiasts, youth groups, and everyone – young and old – interested in learning introductory outdoor survival practices.
This PaddleSmart program is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes.
Topics include Trip Planning, Training, and Taking the Essentials for water based activities.
Survive Outside – Snowmobiling
The Survive Outside – Snowmobiling program focuses on educating snowmobile riders to act responsibly by being prepared and making good choices. It is aimed at any individual who participates or wishes to participate in snowmobiling through the Canadian wilderness.
The Snow Safety & Education program is intended to foster awareness of the risks associated with outdoor activities such as skiing & snowboarding, to ensure participants have the safest, and most enjoyable experience possible while outdoors.