Saskatchewan teaching survival skills in provincial parks

(Bailey Sutherland/Herald file photo)

Bailey Sutherland, Daily Herald

Test your survival skills in Saskatchewan provincial parks this summer by participating in the new Saskatchewan Survival Series.

The Survival Series, a program designed to help visitors explore parks and learn survival skills, is being offered for the first time in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks and it will run until the end of August. Interested participants can visitwww.saskparks.com to find when the Survival Series programs are taking place and in which parks.

There are six unique modules to explore in the Survival Series, including:

•             Key survival techniques;

•             Fire safety and fire starting techniques;

•             Navigating, using compasses, maps and GPS units;

•             Animal awareness and safety;

•             Building emergency shelters; and

•             Identifying plants growing in the parks and if they are edible or

“Parks are a popular destination for Saskatchewan residents and visitors to our province,” Parks, culture and sport minister Gene Makowsky said in a press release.  “This fun program offers visitors, especially new visitors, the opportunity to learn about our parks while getting familiar with safety and survival techniques”