Paddle Sports Experience
What to Expect
Becoming comfortable in a kayak
Understand basic techniques
Learn about the area around them (Pacific Ocean),including tides & currents, bird life, marine mammals (seals, sea lions, whales), aquatic life, & plants
Better understanding of human impact on the environment (garbage, bioaccumulation, & boat traffic)
Understand the equipment that is needed to be safe out on the water for both individual safety & group safety (PDF, change of clothes, first aid kit, radio, etc.)
Shore Lesson provided by EcoQuest can cover a wide range of topics depending on preference. Our instructors can take the students through lessons discussing marine life, atmosphere & climate, and & plants, agriculture & industry, or animals (mammals, birds, insects & reptiles)
30 minute skills
In groups of 10, students are taught, on shore, the basic fundamentals required to get out onto the water.
1-2 hours on the water
A minimum of one hour is scheduled for exploring the beautiful waters we have around us. Getting comfortable in a kayak and familiar with proper technique we spend the time on the water exploring and learning about the marine world.
30 minute gear talk
After being on the water a demonstration of safety gear is shown so that the students will have a better understanding of what to bring with them for their own trips in the future from simple day trips to overnight expeditions.
2 hour shore lesson
Additional Option: EcoQuest can provide additional instructors to run a shore lesson based on an applicable earth science curriculum. Inquire for additional information.