KISAR members go over the basics of using a map and compass
Yesterday three KISAR members gave a presentation to students participating in KANA’s summertime “Explore the Rock” program. The program provides an opportunity for kids from 6th to 12th grade to go on guided hikes around the island. At each hike a local instructor will give a short class on a topic. Last week they learned about edible plants while hiking Termination Point.
This week the location was Old Woman mountain and KISAR members were asked to teach another survival topic. One of KISAR’s missions is “PSAR” or Preventitive Search & Rescue so we were eager to help out. KISAR members chose to present a short overview of the “10 Essentials” packing list and some very basic land navigation techniques.
The weather was clear and beautiful and the students were eager to learn. What more can you ask for?
Kodiak Island Search & Rescue (KISAR) is a non-profit organization whose objectives are exclusively charitable, scientific or educational. Specifically, our purposes are:
To furnish highly trained volunteers and dog teams for search and rescue for the benefit and welfare of the community
To organize and support the continuing education and training of volunteers, dog teams and support personnel in accepted search and rescue methods.
To increase public awareness of search and rescue trained volunteers and dog teams and provide informational and educational programs and demonstrations to institutions, agencies and community organizations.
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