PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Educational Field Day is a state level experience for 4-H members slated for April 25, 2020! It begins at 9:45 AM and runs until 3 PM in Rock Springs, PA (at The Ag Progress Days Site), 12 miles south of State College, PA.

Learning about eDNA from stream animals in past years!

Learning about eDNA from stream animals in past years!

Learn Forest and Wildlife Science Through 4-H on April 25, 2020!

The 2020 PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Field Day is slated for April 25, 2020, and will take place in Rock Springs, PA (The Ag Progress Days Site), 12 miles south of State College, PA. No advance preparation is necessary for 4-H participants. Below is more information on the two options offered each 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 (different every year). This year's theme for the Exploratory Tract is: "Forest and Wildlife Science and Careers" We'll take a close look at some of the science behind finding out how wildlife and forests live and grow, and some careers associated with the science! No advance study is required for the Exploratory Tract. Just bring your enthusiasm!

The second option (#2) is the "Knowledge Track." 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 determine 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 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 Cooperative Extension Office. Let them know which tract your youth wish to undertake. Sign-up deadline is April 17, 2020.

Please note: Pictures may be taken at the event to be used on future web sites, in Extension slide programs, or publications. No individuals will be identified by name. If you do not wish for your child's picture to be used in this manner, please notify the person taking pictures during the event. Transportation permission, and 4-H medical forms should be completed by all youth attending the event. This is the responsibility of the county Penn State Extension personnel. These forms will not be collected at the event, but should be retained by the parents, volunteers, or Educators escorting youth the event.

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