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Outdoor Education student and professor at BHSU share Top 10 local hikes

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We caught up with Black Hills State University professor Dr. Chris McCart and student Isabella San Miguel to get their take on the Top 10 hikes close to campus. McCart leads the outdoor education department at BHSU, a program that prepares students for professional careers in parks, nature centers, zoos, aquaria, natural resource management, camps, and eco-tourism programs. San Miguel, elementary education major from Tea, is president of the Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program at BHSU.

Alum reflects on “Keep New Zealand Beautiful” research experience

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Visiting the country of New Zealand was at the top of Cole Hemmah’s bucket list. Just months after graduating from Black Hills State University, Cole was offered a rare opportunity to live and work in the country known for its diverse natural beauty. Originally from Sturgis, Cole graduated from BHSU in 2018 with a degree in outdoor education. He was working in Grand Junction, Colo., as a tutor when a fellow backpacking guide reached out to him with a job offer.

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