MARK9 offers Educational Classes for various age groups to inform the public about our services. The educational classes start for kids as young as 5 up to teenagers and adults.
An example Educational Class is Sit & Stays for children age 5 to 12 years old.
Sit & Stays teaches a child what to do if lost in the woods. It covers a variety of techniques designed to protect a lost child and help searchers locate the child more easily.
Sit & Stay is entertaining as well as informative. The teaching techniques help to alleviate children's fears about being lost and gives them concrete tips on what to do.
As a part of this program, children get to meet the dogs of MARK9, as well as get a brief class on bite prevention.
Here are the five main program points covered in Sit & Stay:
Sit & Stay — find a spot and wait for help
Somebody will come — searchers will be looking for you
Make yourself big — this will help you be seen by ground and air searchers
Make yourself loud — this will help you be heard by those who are looking for you
Recognize the good guys — it's important to be able to recognize the searchers and know how to respond to them.
Contact Us to schedule an Educational Class for kids or adults.