Come Learn About Pennsylvania's Forests and Wildlife on April 23, 2016!
The PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Educational Field Day is a state level experience for all 4-H youth. It is slated this year for April 23, 2016, and will take place in Rock Springs, PA (at The Ag Progress Days Site), 12 miles south of State College, PA. (Driving directions can be found at http://agsci.psu.edu/apd/directions/directions) No advance preparation is necessary for participants. Below is more info. on the two tracts being offered this year.
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 "Pennsylvania's Forest Birds." We'll take a closer look at these important animals and just how important they are! No advance study is required for the Exploratory Tract. Just bring your enthusiasm!
The second option (#2) is the "PA Wildlife and Forestry Knowledge Track." This is a new option as of last year! It will offer youth, ages 12-18, a chance to participate in a series of educational sessions (different every year) to 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, natural resources, 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 quiz 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.
All attendees are encouraged to dress for the outdoors, and bring along their own bag lunch and drinks. This event will be held rain or shine, and remember it can get damp and chilly in April. There is no fee for the event, but all youth and adults planning to attend should sign up through their County Cooperative Extension Office. Let them know which tract your youth wish to undertake. Sign-up deadline for this event is April 18, 2016. More information can be found at http://ecosystems.psu.edu/youth/pa-4-h-opportunities/wildlife-field-day
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