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GFP News - July 3, 2014

Free Archery Training to Educators

PIERRE, S.D.--The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will provide free archery training to educators at the Fort Pierre Elementary School in Fort Pierre on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT.

The upcoming training is part of the  National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP); allowing schools across South Dakota to safely incorporate archery in their classroom curriculum at no cost. Parents who provide homeschool education are also encouraged to attend this free training.

Pre-registration for the training is required. Register by email at or by phone at 605.220.2130.

Upon successful completion of the training, new schools to the program are eligible to receive free archery equipment provided by the department. All participants are able to enter their students in the 2015 NASP state tournament. To learn more about NASP and this annual event, please visit


Upcoming S.D. State Park Programs Provide Family Recreation and Education

PIERRE, S.D. - Educational and recreational programming in South Dakota's state parks is increasing during the busy summer season. A number of parks are offering programs that allow visitors to join a guided hike, cook over the campfire or learn the history of a favorite park.

All programs are free; however, a park entrance license is required to enter most parks. For more information on activities in the S.D. state parks, visit, contact the individual park office or call 605-773-3391.


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