Outdoor University This Weekend in Sertoma Park

Sioux Falls, SD — Join us this weekend for the 9th annual Outdoor University in Sertoma Park! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. Come to the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls to pet a frog, shoot a bow, go fishing, watch a rescue dog in action, go on a treasure hunt and try all kinds of outdoor activities.

“The entire Riparian Trail loop will be filled with outdoor activities,” said Thea Miller Ryan, Director of the Outdoor Campus. “That’s about a mile of reptile and amphibian touch tanks, fishing, kayaking, archery, bb guns, paintball, activities and games for the whole family.”

This year, the event also features a free class on shotgunning techniques with Dan Griffith, and another on predator calling, including free coyote calls. Visitors can learn fish cleaning techniques in the pond tent, see hunting dog demonstrations and even watch rescue dogs in action from the grandstand.

“There’s more to do than ever before,” Ryan said. “All kids will get a free 100 Years of Outdoor Tradition t-shirt and can take their photo in front of the State Parks Volkswagon bus tent. Visitors can meet the people behind the Mesonet weather station here on the grounds, use a mining sluice, climb in a conservation officer’s truck and learn about predator control methods.”

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The Outdoor Campus is part of SD Game, Fish and Parks and a joint project with the City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation.