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- Children in Nature Backpack Grant - South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
- Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
- Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool





Children in Nature Backpack Grant - South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Outdoor recreation is an essential component of our well-being, and has the ability to improve your health and build the human spirit. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks seek to encourage outdoor play and recreation through participation in the nationwide Children in Nature initiative.

As part of the initiative, the department developed the Backpack Grant program. The program provides resources and ideas to encourage outdoor exploration and discovery by preschool-age children in a child care or school setting.

Click here for more information.




Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula.

The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.

Click Here to access the HECAT.




Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) may be used to address state and local standards. The results from the analysis can help school districts enhance existing curricula, develop their own curricula, or select a published curriculum, for the delivery of quality physical education in schools.

Click Here to download the PECAT.

February 2011
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