SDSU Natural Resource Camp set for July 17-21 |

SDSU Natural Resource Camp set for July 17-21

The South Dakota State University Department of Natural Resource Management will play host to the Natural Resource Camp at the Oak Lake Field Station in Astoria, S.D. July 17 – 21. The camp is intended for high school students, entering grades 9-12, who have a strong desire and willingness to learn more about natural resources and the associated careers in that field of study.

With a plethora of fun activities campers will stay busy! Activities include sampling and capture of fish, aquatic invertebrates, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn about lake and stream ecology as well as plant diversity and more!

“Natural Resource Camp provides attendees with hands-on experience in ecology, environmental science, fisheries, rangelands and wildlife,” says Leslie Bilbrey, SDSU Natural Resource Management Instructor and Camp Coordinator. “We will introduce campers to the diverse array of our natural resources, as well as research opportunities available in the field of Natural Resource Management in a fun and educational environment. Attendees should be able to walk away from their camp experience with a better understanding of the local environment and career paths involving those resources.”

Registration for the camp has been extended to June 15th. Contact Leslie Bilbrey at or call 605-688-5602. To learn more about the camp visit

–SDSU Extension