The Division of Boating and Waterways offers videos and written materials designed in four different grade levels packages.

 

Grades K–2 Video and Book

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Kindergarten

1st Grade

 2nd Grade

Fun-filled Video (29 min.): Animated characters—Splasher, Diver and Surfer —guide students through ten lessons on how to be safe in and around the water. The AquaSMART Stunt Dummies, Joe and Charlie, show what can happen if you don’t follow the waters safety rules. These 10 lesson on water and boating safety help young students develop safety habits to practice when enjoying water activities. (Available in English & Spanish)

 

Teachers Manual: The Teachers Manual includes student activities and worksheets. (Teachers Manual available in English and Supplemental student worksheets also available in Spanish)

Grades 3–5 Video and Book

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Grades 3–5

Fun-filled Video (28 min.): Bob Boaterson and the game show contestants cover 10 lessons on how to stay safe when in or around the water. These 10 lessons can help students save themselves or others when facing water dangers. (Available in English and Spanish)

 

Teachers Manual: The Teachers Manual includes student activities and worksheets. (Teachers Manual available in English and Supplemental student worksheets also available in Spanish)

Grades 6–8 Video and Book

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Grades 6–8

Exciting Video (34 min.): The Challenge host, Greg, explores aquatic and boating safety lessons through a series of team challenges. As students in this age group approach the legal age of 16 to operate a motorboat alone, the AquaSMART program introduces ten lessons emphasizing boating safety rules and habits to practice as wise boaters.(Only available in English)

 

Teachers Manual: The Teachers Manual includes student activities and worksheets. (Only available in English)

Young Adult Video and Book

The Division of Boating and Waterways offers FREE boating and safety videos, curriculum 
and publications. Click here to see our DBW Online Ordering System.

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
California Natural Resources Agency California State Parks DIVISION OF BOATING AND WATERWAYS www.dbw.parks.ca.gov

Geared for California's youth, this exciting program gives hundreds of tips on boating safety. The program can be used to fulfill the water safety requirement for high school students. On chapter specifically addresses Personal Watercraft (“Jet Ski”) safety issues. These boats are popular with youths and statistics show that 88% of youth operators involved in accidents were operating personal watercraft.

 

Video includes 4 segments:

 

• Personal Watercraft (25 min.)

• Paddling (22 min.)

• Sailing (16 min.)

• Powerboating (20 min.)

 

 (Video only available in English)

 

Written Materials: A book for every student, final exam booklet, completion certificates and an instructor's guide. (Only available in English)