Outreach and Education Resources

Wed, 17 Jan 18  

Public education instructors, partner visitors and vessel examiners can take advantage of numerous resources for their programs. This information can be distributed to members of the public or incorporated into other educational products.

Educational Resources

BoatUS Foundation

Boating safety page || Education page || Alcohol and boating | Carbon monoxide | Cold water boating | Crew overboard | Fire extinguishers | Flares and distress signals | Life jacket wear | Marine communications | Navigation rules

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division

Boating Safety Division home page || Federal boating laws | Federal regulations | State boating laws | Navigation rules | Accident reporting | Carbon monoxide | Life jacket wear | Propeller dangers (PDF) | Float plans | Boating under the influence (BUI) initiatives

Animated Knot Demonstrations

Rope used in boating is often handling heavy loads, such as berthing, mooring, towing another vessel, preparing for a storm or managing sails. These animated knots are primarily for boaters, but many are useful for anyone who uses rope and values safety.

Global Report on Drowning 2014

The World Health Organization's Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer highlights that 372,000 people drown worldwide each year. Drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children in every region of the world: Full report (PDF) | Executive summary (PDF) | Infographics (PDF) | Implementation guide (PDF; 2017)

Public Education Materials

Youth training policies (PDF) | Recreational boating statistics 2016 (PDF) | "Educating the Paddler: The Next Water Safety Challenge for the Coast Guard Auxiliary" (PPT) (PDF) | Paddleboards classified as vessels (PDF) | Inflatable life jacket basics (PDF)

Additional Outreach Materials

Sample Newspaper Articles

A series of public affairs articles promoting Recreational Boating Safety, Public Education and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. They are broken into twenty links here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

National Safe Boating Week: Sample proclamation | Past examples

Life Jacket Loaner Program: Guidelines | Letter of Authorization

Boy Scouts of America: Safety Afloat training | Vessel Safety Checks

Note: Links to non-Coast Guard entities are not under the control of the United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and are provided for the convenience of our customers. They do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there. We cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the content of these sites, or secondary sites from the pages to which they link.