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Kids Don't Float

Alaska's award winning Kids Don't Float program has become a model for educators and injury prevention specialists throughout the U.S. For more information about how to start a program in your area or to request a presentation contact our office.

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To schedule a Kids Don't Float class, Ambassador or pool session contact Kelli Toth

The Kids Don't Float Education Program is a model curriculum for anyone wishing to teach boating safety concepts to children. The curriculum is comprised of several short lessons that include activities that emphasize the selection and proper use of personal flotation devices and stability concepts in small boats. The Kids Don't Float Ambassador program trains high school students to teach the Kid's Don't Float curriculum to children.

Kids Don't Float Lesson One

Lesson Plan cover    Kids Don't Float Lesson One    Lesson One Quiz    Kids Don't Float active and curttent evaluation with interactive options

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     Peer Ed Awards      Kids Don't Float active and curttent evaluation with interactive options


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-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 of those who died were adult males   -  5 of 6 experience a capsize or fall overboard into Alaska's cold water   -  3 of 4 involve powerboats   -  Half are in salt water, half in fresh water   -  9 of 10 involve boats under 26 feet in length  - 5 of 6 fatalities are swamping, capsizing and falling overboard