Thanks a lot.
The Take a Kid Trapping program is partnered with our department and two other departments here. The way it is set up, it can be tailored to young children, grades 1 to 3, for day trips, or to middle-school kids for three-day trips. The schools always work with local aboriginal people or harvesters. The kids stay at their cabins and learn survival skills, such as how to make a fire. They typically trap for muskrats through the ice, or for beaver. It is all done with safety in mind.
There is also a group of high-school kids who go out for as long as two weeks at a time. Our renewable resources officers, who are conservation officers, also go out and work with the people providing the service and with the kids. At the end of the day, it's a pretty positive experience all around, and although the kids may not take up the trapping lifestyle, at least they have been exposed to it. It gets them out of their communities and gives them another option that is available in northern Canada.