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Aug 15

SDSU Extension 4-H OWLS Program Application

Sunday, August 15

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension 4-H have will be hosting a brand new, yearlong program for youth interested in outdoor education and natural resources.

The OWLS (Outdoor, Wilderness, and Life Skills) Program will educate and engage teen participants in a variety of activities to better prepare them to be good stewards of the land.

Experts from South Dakota 4-H as well as the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks will partner to provide the youth with comprehensive training through monthly webinars, three hands-on camping experiences and a year-end adventure.

“It’s a wide range of outdoor education and natural resource programming. The idea is to have three years of programming without major overlaps so youth could participate for one to three years and still gain a variety of worthwhile experiences.”

— Katherine Jaeger, SDSU Extension Youth Outdoor Education Field Specialist


Please apply before Aug. 15, 2021.To apply for the OWLS Program, please fill out this interest form, once filled out and approved you will receive an application form. The OWLS Program is open to all senior 4-H members. The program will run each year from fall through summer, with applications due by Aug. 15. OWLS participants will be announced at the South Dakota State Fair Sept. 2-6 in Huron. 

For additional information, please contact Katherine Jaeger or Chuck Martinell, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Minnehaha County.