“Lostproofing” Program


“Lostproofing”: NEK9 has a strong commitment to educating children and adults about how to be safe in the woods. We talk to children about how to “lostproof” themselves; and if they get lost, how to stay safe.  Contact us to arrange a presentation that includes a video, safety discussion and search demonstration with one of our dogs.

NEK9 uses a 12-minute video called, Lost but Found Safe and Sound™ (produced by the Association of National Park Rangers). This 12-minute, professionally produced video is designed to show children, ages 4-12, what to do if they become lost in remote areas such as parks or forests. It follows the actions and thinking of 7-year-old Kelly, who sets out on a long-awaited hike on a beautiful day in the woods with her parents and brother. She runs ahead, gets separated from the rest of the family and becomes lost. Kelly is found safe by a search dog after spending the night in the woods.

After the video, the presenter will discuss the video with the children and how NEK9 is utilized on searches. If space and weather allows, the presenter will do a demonstration on how our dogs find missing people.

Our presenters can tailor the presentation to children and adults at all levels of experience and understanding.

This presentation includes information on the hikeSafe “There and Back” safe-hiker education program sponsored by NH Fish & Game and the US Forest Service.