- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed next week as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota.

A number of free events have been scheduled between Feb. 22 and 27 that will allow people across the state to learn more about birds of prey.

Educators from the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center will host an event featuring live birds of prey on Thursday at the Outdoor Campus of the Game, Fish and Parks Department in Sioux Falls. The Outdoor Campus in Rapid City will also host a free raptor-themed event, which is planned for Feb. 27.

Bald Eagle Awareness Week is an annual event sponsored by conservation and outdoor recreation organizations, merchants and other conservation agencies.

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