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4-H Wildlife Projects
Each of the projects incorporates experiential learning opportunities that will form a base for further discovery in the wildlife area of your choice. Projects are divided into two age categories 9-12 and 13-15. Anyone, regardless of involvement in 4-H may utilize these projects. 4-H Wildlife Projects can be found by visiting this web page.
Information regarding Forestry and Wildlife presentations can be found by following this link. Ideas for presentations include the 4-H Wildlife Projects (information above), in-depth information on a favorite wildlife species, forest management, tree insects and diseases, just to name a few.
WHEP – The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program
WHEP is a national 4-H program that:
- teaches 4-Hers about the fundamentals of wildlife management
- brings 4-Hers together to develop team skills
- promotes and develops leadership skills among 4-Hers
- provides an opportunity for 4-Hers to work with natural resource professionals.
Although WHEP is a competitive event, its primary purpose is to increase participant’s knowledge of wildlife management while promoting life skills. The basis of the program is the NC WHEP Learning and Activity Guide, which covers wildlife habitat management concepts and helps participants prepare for the annual state contest. We are proud to annouce that the North Carolina Quail Unlimited State Council continues to sponsor the NC WHEP program!!
2013 NC WHEP State Contest
May 11, 2013
Four Oaks, NC (Johnston County)
Ideas to help train your WHEP team
National WHEP Web Site
The above link leads to a new web page
4-H Forestry Contest
The 4-H Forestry Contest helps develop appreciation for the importance of conserving forestland as a source of products, benefits, and services necessary for quality living. 4-H foresters learn practical forest management skills through participation in the 4-H Forestry contest. Learning these skills will help our leaders of tomorrow be prepared to own forestland or deal with environmental issues in the future. Events covered at the state contest include tree identification, tree measurement, insect and disease identification, and compass traverse.
The state forestry contest will help determine the Senior Division team that will have the opportunity to represent North Carolina at the National Forestry Invitational in West Virginia in July of the following year.
National 4-H Forestry Invitational web site clicking on this link will take you to a new page. The national page has all the resources for training forestry teams and working with groups interested in learning about forestry.
Extension Forestry Environmental Educator
NC Project Learning Tree Coordinator
Location: 4225 Jordan Hall II, NCSU Campus