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Kids learn water safety in Quinhagak


On July 13, 2011 we had the opportunity of teaching kids about boating safety and the importance of wearing their life jackets. They learned the proper way to put life jackets on by adjusting and choosing the right fit, risky and safe boating behaviors, cold-water immersion, the different types of life jackets available, and played an activity that showed how quick a boat can sink while rushing to find a life jacket.

We had 37 kids that signed in, their ages ranged from 3 to 12 years old, we were glad to hear that 31 out of the 37 actually had their own life jackets at home. The one day event, teaching the Kids Don’t Float program, was lead by Carol Church the Environmental Specialist and Whitney Carter the Environmental Intern from the Native Village of Kwinhagak, Environmental Department.

We would like to say, “QUYANA!” To the Office of Boating Safety, Kids Don’t Float program, for providing us with activity books, whistles, Life Jackets Save Lives stickers, and tattoos. The kids really enjoyed them and they definitely learned to shout out, “Wear Your Life Jackets!!”

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