Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is shifting its focus to ecological education and awareness.
The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is shifting its focus to ecological education and awareness.
Black Hills Pioneer photo
December 19, 2016

Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary Announces Plans for Education Center

As a component of restructuring how Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary continues to operate, new board president Dr. Tina Brents-Barnhart announced that the sanctuary would shift its focus from animal rescue to community education and awareness. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the organization will continue caring for the animals already there, but will shift to education on permaculture and agroforestry.

In 2017, the sanctuary hopes to implement several educational gardens and ecosystems through partnerships with Black Hills State University and South Dakota State University – Extension. School tours will be planned to teach children about plant propagation through hands-on experience.

To read more about the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive

Related items

  • Lead-Deadwood School Board Announces Vacancy

    Board member Bob Nelson, Jr. submitted his resignation to the Lead-Deadwood School Board at its October 8th meeting, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. It was…
  • Black Hills Energy Donates $25K To Booth Society, Inc.

    Black Hills Energy recently donated $25,000 to the Booth Society, Inc. – the nonprofit group that supports the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and…
  • Bison Vehicle Fatalities Rise At Wind Cave National Park

    There have been six buffalo-vehicle collisions in Wind Cave National Park this year – three of which resulted in bison fatalities, reports the Rapid City…

Get Involved!

  • Need more information? Rapid City Public Library associates are standing by to answer your questions! Ask away in the box below during business hours for live feedback.

    For more on this feature, click here.

  • bhkn donate

    Enjoy our work? Donate today to ensure that community members will have access to our wealth of news, history, and data for years to come.

  • 211 logoDid this post inspire you to get involved? Visit our partner 211's Volunteer Database to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]