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Event Details

Event Status
Registration Open
Event ID
6417
Event Name
Custer State Park - Bluebird Box Workshop (Saturday)
Program
Conservation

Registration Open 19 of 28 seats remaining

Location

Location:

13378 U.S. 16A, Custer, SD 57730

Schedule

Date & Times:
Mar 23, 2024 10:00AM - 12:00PM MST

About this Event:

Celebrate Spring with Custer State Park by helping birds! Build a bluebird nesting box to take home, learn about the types of birds that may use it, and take a look at the boxes already in the park. Meet at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center. Participants will need to bring a hammer and take the nest box home. All other supplies will be provided. One box per family/group. Registration required due to supplies.

This program allows participants to build bluebird houses, learn about the mountain and eastern bluebird, and the benefits the boxes have to these unique birds. This program allows participants to learn about the mountain bluebird and other types of bird and their bird boxes, the benefits of providing a nesting box, the birds that could potentially use the box, and the box location for successful nesting. Following the presentation, participants will construct a bird box. Participants will construct one birdhouse during this program and take their completed birdhouse home. We will meet at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center and visit a few of the current bluebird boxes that Custer State Park has and check to see if any birds are nesting in them. All supplies will be provided.

Participants will need to bring a hammer and will take their completed bird box home. Please Note one box per family.

Details

Organized by:

Aaron Douglass

Cancellation Policies:

If you are no longer planning on attending this class, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list will have a chance to attend.

Event Policies:

Minimum Age Policies:

Maximum Age Policies:

There are no maximum age policies

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About the Program

Overview:

Learn about habitat, native plant and animal species, wildlife management, and other conservation practices. 
These courses offer the opportunity for the public to learn about South Dakota and its environment.  Learn about the specific aquatic and terrestrial habitats found in South Dakota and how native species are adapted for the climate.  Learn about native grasses, trees, or forbs and how they are quintessential to life here.  Classes also include understanding wildlife management and best practices when it comes to conservation.