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PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Educational Field Day

PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Educational Field Day is a state level experience for 4-H youth slated for April 22, 2017 at The Ag Progress Days Site in Rock Springs, PA. (12 miles south of State College, PA). Sign-up deadline is April 14, 2017.

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April 22, 2017, 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM

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The first option (#1) is the "Exploratory Tract," designed for youth ages 7-11. It will include hands-on wildlife and forestry educational activities and guest speakers. This year's theme for the Exploratory Tract is "Research Rocks" We'll take a closer look at the important role of research in finding out how wildlife and forests live and grow! No advance study is required for the Exploratory Tract. Just bring your enthusiasm!

The second option (#2) is the "Knowledge Track." This option will offer youth, ages 12-18, a chance to participate in a series of educational sessions that will increase their knowledge and skills related to wildlife and forest sciences. The sessions will bring to life the topics and content found in the 4-H wildlife and forestry projects books. This track will educate and inspire participants to investigate these projects, outdoor fields, and the careers associated with them. No preparation or prior experience with wildlife and forestry 4-H projects is required for participating. 4-H leaders and parents are welcome to attend as well.

There will be an optional interactive exam at the end of the day to assist the organizers in determining who might be prepared and interested in attending one of the National 4-H events related to these subjects. Exam questions can come from any of the PA 4-H forestry or wildlife project books including the PA Forestry Judging book and PA 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) book.

All attendees are encouraged to dress for the outdoors, and bring along their own bag lunch and water bottle. This event will be held rain or shine, and it can be damp and very chilly in April. There is no fee for the event, but all youth and adults planning to attend should sign up through their County Extension Office. Let them know which tract your youth wish to undertake. Sign-up deadline is April 14, 2017.

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Your County Extension Office