On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, students from the Toka Nuwan Wayawa Tipi (Enemy Swim Day School) were at the Waubay National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern South Dakota, not just to visit, but to help the birds.
After a brief program on the threat windows can pose to migratory birds, the students went to work helping us prevent bird collisions on the large glass entryway to the Visitor Center. Six students, with help from their teachers, designed a nature-themed mural and recreated their mural on the glass entryway. The mural was done with temporary paints and the group left thinking of ideas for their next mural.
Enemy Swim Day School (Toka Nuwan Wayawa Tipi) is located in the Enemy Swim Community adjacent to Waubay NWR and is administered by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.