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Educational Nature Programs

Discover the unique natural and cultural history of South Dakota from the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve's friendly staff and volunteers.

Little Naturalist Programs

Program Details

Dates:
Friday, March 13
Friday, April 17


Time: 10 a.m.
Age: 2-4 years
Cost: Free

These programs are for children ages 2 to 4 years old and their parents or guardians. Toddlers will learn about each theme through games, crafts, stories and songs. Free fun for the little ones.

Pre-register: 605.232.0873

 

Spring Night Hike

Program Details

Date:
Friday, April 17


Time: 8 p.m.
Age: all ages
Cost: Free

It is time to go and explore the trails again at Adams Homestead. Now that it's spring, nature will be waking up from its long winter nap. This hike is a great way to get the family outside and enjoy Adams Homestead at night.

Pre-register: 605.232.0873

 

4 Hikes, 4 Parks, 1 Adventure

Program Details

Date:
Saturday, May 2


Time: all day, must be done by 5 p.m. to be entered into drawing
Age: all ages
Cost: Free. Park entrance fees may be required at some of the participating parks.

Hike two different states in one day! Newton Hills State Park, along with Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, Union Grove State Park and Oak Grove Park (Hawarden, IA) will be hosting a hiking/traveling expedition that will take hikers through the scenic areas of each park.

Participants will hike on a trail to find a code word and record it at each state park. The coordinates and location of each code word will be provided upon arrival to each park. Once the participants have recorded all the code words, his or her name will then be entered in a free prize drawing.

Drawings will be held at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve’s shelterhouse at 5 p.m. There is no start time, but participants need to be done by 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required through the Newton Hills park office by the day of the event.

Pre-register: 605.987.2263

 

Donkey dash 5k Run/Walk

Program Details

Date:
Saturday, May 16


Time: Registration at 9 a.m.; Run/Walk at 10 a.m.
Age: all ages
Cost:
$25 per participant (16 and older)
$45 per family (2 adults and any kids under 16 years old)

Join us for a family friendly 5K run/walk at Adams Homestead. All proceeds from this event will benefit Sonny Acres Working Farm.

Come dressed as your favorite barnyard animal or in your best farm attire! Great day for everyone! Register by May 1 and receive a special gift.

Same-day registration will start the day of the race at 9 a.m. The Dash will start at 10 a.m.

Info: 605.232.0873