Safety is our priority in all of our adventures and activities.

Ingo Hentschel and Connie Gottselig, owners and operators of Wild By Nature Adventures, are highly skilled, trained and certified in outdoor living and adventure skills, and in the safety considerations, emergency response, rescues, and evacuation procedures appropriate to each outdoor skill-set/activity they teach and guide.

– Wild By Nature Adventures has a great safety record.
– Risk and hazard assessment, mitigation and emergency response plans are designed and in place for each activity/program.
– All participants in guided activities or outdoor education programs receive training/instruction in proper preparation, safety considerations, and rescues relevant to their planned outdoor experience.
– An ‘In Reach’ emergency satellite communicator, which guarantees immediate worldwide connection with emergency response personnel, is with WBNA guides/instructors during every activity/event.
– Wild By Nature Adventures carries 2 million per occurrence liability insurance.

First Aid Training:
– Both Connie and Ingo are currently certified in St John’s Standard First Aid and CPR, and ‘Adventure Medic’ Advanced Wilderness First Aid.
– Ingo is a former Ski Patrol and a former Emergency Medical Technician – Wilderness, and helped to teach EMT(W) courses at the University of Alberta.
– Connie is an interim instructor for St John’s Standard First Aid and CPR, and is trained in Aquatic Emergency Care as a fully certified National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Lifeguard, through the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada.

Additional Professional Certifications involving activity specific safety training:

Connie Gottselig Certificates:
-Government of Alberta Certificate of Recognition for Exceptional Safety in Outdoor Activity Programming
-Paddle Canada
 -Canoe Flatwater Instructor Trainer
 -Canoe Moving Water Instructor
 -Big Canoe Leader
 -Canoe/Kayak Tripping Leader/ Instructor
 -Sea Kayak Instructor
 -SUP Paddleboard Instructor
-Paddle Alberta Moving Water Instructor
-Alberta Conservation and Fishing Education ~ Class C Instructor
-Adventure Program – Challenge Course Technician Instructor
-Leave No Trace Master Educator
-Project Wild Instructor
-Surf Instructor and Safari Guide
-Radio Operators Training and Certification
-Food Safe Certification
-Class 4 Driver’s License (up to 15 passenger vans)
-Motor Vehicle Defensive Driving Certification
-Transportation of Dangerous Goods
-WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials)
-ASI – ATV Safe Rider Certification
-Chainsaw Safety Certification

Ingo Hentschel Certificates:
-Paddle Canada:
 -Flatwater Canoe Instructor
 -Moving Water Canoe Instructor
 -Big Canoe Leader
 -Canoe/Kayak Tripping Instructor
 -Sea Kayak Instructor
-Paddle Alberta Moving Water Canoe Instructor
-Leave No Trace Master Educator
-NCCP Coaching:  Level III Biathlon, Level II basketball, Level I Football, Gymnastics, Track & Field and Swimming.
-CANSI Cross Country Ski Instructor
-Advanced Avalanche Course, 7 day course offered by the Canadian Avalanche Association.
 -Graduated at the top of the class.
-Adventure Program-Challenge Course Instructor & Climbing Wall Instructor
-Alberta Hunter Education and Conservation, Class C Instructor
-Class 2 Driver’s License, with Air Brakes Certification
-Motor Vehicle Defensive Driving Certification
-Alberta Power Boat Operator’s License
-Surf Instructor and Safari Guide
-WHIMS (Workplace Hazardous Materials)