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GFP News - July 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday July 6, 2015
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Outdoor Campus-West Hosts 4th Annual Outdoor University

PIERRE, S.D. - Are you and your family interested in learning a new outdoor activity together? Here's your chance! The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks' (GFP) Outdoor Campus-West in Rapid City will host its fourth annual Outdoor University on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. MDT.

"Outdoor University provides something for everyone," said Chad Tussing, director of the Outdoor Campus-West in Rapid City. "Individuals and families can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities no matter if they are an avid outdoors person or just getting started. Spend an hour or the whole day here."

Individuals and families can try canoeing, archery, air rifles, fishing, kayaking and fly casting. Attendees can also learn about how GFP manages the natural resources of western South Dakota at hands-on stations.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is sponsoring a presentation by Emily Graslie, Rapid City native and star of the YouTube channel, The Brain Scoop. Emily's presentation starts at 11 a.m. and will highlight her experiences at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

A kids' area will feature soft target shooting and other fun outdoor games and crafts, including a giant yard mural. Several other organizations, such as Badlands National Park and The Museum of Geology, will have booths with activities as well.

For more information, call 605.394.2310 or visit

About the Outdoor Campus: The Outdoor Campus' mission is to provide education about outdoor skills, wildlife, conservation and management practices of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to all ages in order to preserve our outdoor heritage.


State Parks Host Tasty Events

PIERRE, S.D. -- As summer nears the half-way point, join South Dakota State Parks for outdoor food and fun! This weekend features outdoor cooking and Dutch oven demonstrations at a variety of state parks, alongside other nature and education programs.

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For a full schedule of events, details or to pre-register, go online to


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