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.
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.
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.)
Stretch your knowledge by identifying wildlife and foods, and wildlife ecology concepts
at District and State O-Rama's.
Learn tree identification, measurements, and forest ecology at this annual competition.
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
Interested in becoming a wildlife professional? Examples include wildlife biologist,
naturalist, interpreter, communications specialist, enforcement, researcher......
the options go on and on!