South Dakota Natural Resource Camp registration open |

South Dakota Natural Resource Camp registration open

The South Dakota Natural Resource Camp is scheduled for July 17-21, 2016.

It’s put on by the Department of Natural Resource Management (NRM) and South Dakota State University at the Oak Lake Field Station, near Brookings.

The Natural Resource Camp is a great way to gain exposure to the world of natural resources, including fish, plants, wildlife, soils, invertebrates, and water. The camp offers opportunities to gain hands-on experiences in natural resource ecology and management. The camp is intended for high school students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, who have a strong desire to learn more about the natural world or who have an interest in pursuing a career related to natural resources. Permission of parent or guardian is required.

Camp Activities

• Bird Capture

• Mammal Capture

• Fish Sampling

• Lake Ecology

• Aquatic Invertebrate Sampling

• Stream Ecology

• Amphibian and Reptile Capture and Identification

• Radio Telemetry

• Prairie Plant Diversity

The final list of activities is subject to change based on weather conditions or other unforeseen issues. A schedule will be provided prior to the start of camp.

The $250 registration fee includes meals, housing, and a camp t-shirt. Campers will receive three meals per day plus snacks. Space is limited to 25 males and 25 females and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete the registration form and deposit by May 15, 2016. More information is available at or by calling Leslie Bilbrey, Instructor and Camp Coordinator at 605-688-5602.