UACES Facebook Arkansas Wildlife Youth Education Program

4-H Wildlife Education

OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND -- A stream is a fascinating place to learn about nature.  (Image courtesy Becky McPeake, University of Arkansas.) 

Are your kids getting too much unproductive screen time? Then let's get outdoors! Learn about wildlife and their habitats.

These experiences train the next generation of land stewards about managing wildlife and forests on their property.

Interested in a wildlife-related career? Get involved in 4-H, meet wildlife biologists, and learn what professionals do.  

 

 

 
Boy with pelt on head

4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program & Practice Session

This flagship wildlife competition encompasses wildlife identification, foods and ecology concepts, interpreting satellite images, and wildlife management practices.  Senior 4-Hers apply management practices, write a management plan as a team, and provide oral justifications of their plan. 

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Buck standing in field with blue background

4-H Food Plot Project

Learn how to prepare a food plot the proper way! There is no telling what may show up in your plot. Don't have a spot to plant? Contact your local county agent for suggestions. (Competing is optional.)

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Two girls looking at wildlife artifacts on table top

4-H Wildlife O-Rama

Stretch your knowledge by identifying wildlife and foods, and wildlife ecology concepts at District and State O-Rama's.

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Archery targets by Mary Hightower

4-H Shooting Sports

Junior and Senior participants learn gun and archery safety with opportunities to compete at state and national events. Contact your local county Extension office for more information.  

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Blue Indigo Bunting held between fingers, photo courtesy of Eileen Horbaker, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wildlife Careers

Interested in becoming a wildlife professional? Examples include wildlife biologist, naturalist, interpreter, communications specialist, enforcement, researcher...... the options go on and on!

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