Outdoor Water Recreation Safety

August 26, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Wayne Sanderson, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health

Episode 22: Outdoor Water Recreation Safety

In this episode, Carmen joins Wayne Sanderson from UK's College of Public Health to discuss water safety when recreating outdoors. Learn about safety related to boats, temperature (hypothermia and hyperthermia), symptoms of dehydration, and flooding. Also learn about the importance of the buddy system through Wayne's own experiences at the Mt. St. Helens eruption and during an anthrax decontamination.

Episode Transcript: Click here to access the episode transcript which includes links.

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  • Boat Safety (Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources)


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