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Savor Dakota and Dakota Life in February

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Wild grapes grow along a path in Porcupine, SD.

Don't miss these episodes of Savor Dakota and Dakota Life!

Savor Dakota: Our Edible Landscape

Tune in to Savor Dakota and travel to Porcupine, where Patricia Hammond of SDSU Extension and Ted Skanze of Re-Member are building a community garden that incorporates wild edibles and indigenous plants along a path accessible for people of all abilities. And celebrate South Dakota’s favorite herbaceous perennial with contenders and crispers at Rhubarb Day at Vermillion’s W.H. Over Museum.

SDPB1: Thursday, February 7, 8:30pm (7:30 MT)

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Dakota Life: Science & Nature in South Dakota

Catch an all-new Dakota Life and follow a wildlife biologist’s attempt to bring black-footed ferrets back from the brink of extinction in Badlands’ prairie dog towns. The small nocturnal predators, who feed exclusively on prairie dogs, have made something of a comeback, but still face challenges ahead.

Take a different angle with a Sioux Falls high school teacher and students who are playing and learning about drones to build post-graduation career skills. Meet with a professor at Mitchell Technical Institute who discusses the use of drones in precision agriculture, which incorporates GPS and data collection into farm management.

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And journey to T. F. Riggs High School in Pierre for Rube Goldberg Day. Named after the American cartoonist whose drawings depicted complex machines completing simple tasks, the day highlights students’ creativity and critical thinking skills as they engineer “Rube Goldberg” machines.

SDPB1: Thursday, Feb. 7, 8pm (7 MT)