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Doctor's Orders! Get Outdoors & Get Active with the Park Prescription Project

December 17, 2018

Workdays are focused on helping his patients, young and old, feel better. But, when family practice doctor Chad Thury has some time for himself and his family, he likes to get outdoors and spend time in South Dakota's parks.

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4-H Outdoor Education & Recreation Project

Do you like to go on adventures outdoors? Do you know how to prepare and be safe in the outdoors? Learn about that and much, much more in the outdoor education and recreation project area.

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4-H Social Recreation Skills Project

Hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing are just a few things you can do outside to get in touch with nature. The social recreation skills project area enables youth to gain a lifelong appreciation of the outdoors and nature.

Two young women wearing layers of winter clothing walking down a snowy road

Get Outside This Winter: Layer for Your Outdoor Adventures

December 18, 2018

Do you avoid going outside in the winter months because you hate being cold? I used to, too. Then, a friend told me, "there is no such thing as bad weather, but only bad clothing choices," this message stopped me in my tracks.

Youth Safety

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4-H Leisure Education & Recreation Project

Leisure and recreation activities provide outlets for youth and adults to relax, socialize, and engage in healthy activities. You can investigate topics such as how to find and become involved in recreation activities, how to maintain equipment, and what health and wellness opportunities your community offers.

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4-H Cloverbuds Project

The 4-H Cloverbuds program, specifically designed for children in kindergarten through third grade, appeals to a child’s natural curiosity, enthusiasm for learning, and high energy level.

two female youth inspecting a plant in a pasture

4-H Soil & Soil Conservation Project

In this project area, members can investigate the importance of soil to the ecosystem and agriculture production, and explore how human and natural activities impact soil characteristics and health.

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8 Ways to Get Moving!

For those with barriers to being physically active, here are eight quick ideas to add a little more activity to your week.

rugged ridges of rock and mineral formations at the badlands national park

4-H Geology & Minerals Project

The geology and minerals 4-H project area rocks! Collect and study different rocks, explore large geological structures, make your own crystals, learn the rock cycle, or create jewelry with rocks and minerals.

A physician's jacket with pens and stethoscope.

Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare

Interaction with the Healthcare system is a common human experience—we need it and use it to stay healthy. Yet, sometimes navigating the system can be a challenge.