Presenting AdventureSmart

Each year across Canada there are approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue incidents. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and skiers to backcountry travellers and boaters. It is your job as an educator to teach your students how to avoid ending up in these situations, and what to do if they do end up in a SAR situation. 

About the Course

From the tone of voice you should use in your presentation, to what to do when you encounter a bear, this course covers all of the basics you need to know to become an AdventureSmart Educator.

This course serves as a prerequisite for the suite of AdventureSmart programs. You must earn your “Presenting AdventureSmart” course certificate before moving on to complete any of the remaining five courses.

Please note that the Educator Portal discussed in this course provides Educators access to key tools, such as lesson plans, and PowerPoint presentations that must be used to ensure consistency of our messging when presenting courses. These tools can be found in the ‘files’ section of the portal. It is also important to note that Educators should always have examples of the Essentials to show and discuss with the audience.

Course Overview

Whether you are teaching the PaddleSmart, Survive Outside, Survive Outside – Snowmobiling, Snow Safety or the Hug-A-Tree and Survive program, it is important that you have mastered the basics. 


Learn how to present the suite of five AdventureSmart programs in a professional manner. This includes using the proper voice, gestures, movements, mannerisms and more. 


Certain points in the AdventureSmart courses can be hard to get across to certain audiences. This course includes helpful tips to help Educators increase audience participation, properly question the audience, and answering the audience’s questions. 


This section will enable AdventureSmart Educators to respond in a more confident and informed manner to any questions posed by an audience. 


Learn how to register as an Educator, view your profile, access extra resources, book presentations, and submit post-presentation reports through the Educator portal.

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What’s Next?

The Presenting AdventureSmart program offered by AdventureSmart is your gateway to becoming a certified educator. Once you have completed the course and final exam, you will be granted access to the full suite of AdventureSmart programs. You can then become certified in any program you may choose. 

Course Certificate

Once you have completed your final exam and achieved a minimum score of 80%, you will receive a personalized course certificate that will designate you as a certified AdventureSmart educator.

Register as an Official Educator & Access Additional Resources

Visit to register yourself as an official Educator and gain access to additional presentation resources, schedule presentations, and submit post-presentation reports.