Below are some examples of school programs that could be run in your school. Of course these programs can be adapted to your specific needs and requests including outside or in, time restrictions, altering the content for age specific/appropriate information.
Overview: an interactive lecture accompanied by a slideshow and questions for the students and possibly hands-on activities depending on time.
Topics that may be covered: Basic human needs (food, shelter, water, air, companionship), Models and theories of survival, i.e. gear and supply preparation versus skill and knowledge practice/physical survival kit versus mental survival kit, Stories of survival, How to meet specific needs, Conservation of Energy (passive vs active hunting, gathering as you go) How to avoid getting lost, Basic navigation, How to get found or find your way out, Transitioning from wilderness survival situation to wilderness living situation.
Hands-on: If your needs and resources (space, landscape near school) permit students can have the opportunity to try out: fire by friction (bowdrill and hand drill), other fire making techniques (making tinder bundles, metal match, etc), survival shelter building, navigation and more.
*note: this program stresses fire safety and does not need to include any fire making or smoke.
20-60 minutes. All ages.
Overview: Watch and learn the techniques of building fire by friction. Then pick up the bow or hand drill and practice while getting help and direction by your instructor.
Topics that may be covered: Safety and legal consideration with making fires, Various techniques and forms to maximize your success rate, transferring your coal to the tinder ball, and blowing your coal into a fire.
Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
*note: this program stresses the importance of safety and how to avoid a dangerous encounter with poisonous plants as well as ethical and safe harvesting practices. 20-60 minutes. All ages. Overview: Lead by the instructor, students will explore the school ground for edible and medicinal plants (trust me, they're there). The instructor would assist in finding and identifying the plants. Program would also include how to safely approach the topic of edible wild plants. Topics that may be covered: Safety with plants, Ethical and Healthy harvesting techniques, Where and when to find edible plants, History of edible plants and native cultures, Actual harvest and taste test of plants (if conditions are safe to do so), Basic identification strategies. Hands-on: Students could help harvest, touch and examine plants. Students may have chance to taste edible plants (if it's safe to do so). If time allowed and desired, students could use basic methods to use plants as medicine (poultices and teas) or make medicine out of plants (salves).