classes / programs
There are a number of opportunities for you to take part in South Dakota's great outdoors, both learning about it and enjoying it.
We invite you to try these resources as your stepping stone into outdoor adventure.
- The Outdoor Campus - East Classes and Events.
- Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Information for women interested in sampling many different forms of outdoor recreation in a setting designed especially for them.
- Becoming an Outdoors Family
A weekend of family fun learning about camping and other outdoor activities at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Pierre.
- Junior Naturalist
An opportunity for youth ages 7-12 to explore South Dakota State Parks and learn more about our rich natural and cultural history.
- Fitness Passport Challenge
A program that encourages people to visit South Dakota's state parks, fish hatcheries and the Outdoor Campuses. Get your book stamped to earn prizes!
- Youth Conservation Camp
GFP co-hosts an annual conservation camp for youth ages 15-17 at Camp Bob Marshall in the Black Hills.
- Project Wild
A national education program that provides learning activities for students in a way that is fun while meeting education standards. A must for every teacher!
- Growing Up Wild
A national early childhood education program that builds on a child's sense of wonder about nature. Another invaluable teaching tool.
- Education Resources
We call them "Critter Crates" and they contain hands-on materials that provide a visual and tactual connection to the natural world.
- Aquatic Education Resources
Fishing and boating activities are highlighted in materials we offer.
- South Dakota Outdoor Expo
This annual event at the State Fairgrounds in Huron will introduce your entire family to the outdoor recreation through hands-on activities.
- Step Outside Hunting & Fishing Learning Events
GFP partners with local groups and organizations to bring the outdoor experience to both youth and adults.
- Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YEHC)
South Dakota Shooting Sports-YHEC Committee, SD GF&P and local sportsman's groups proudly support this event to help promote youth hunting in the United States and around the world.