Forest Ecology

Each year, 4-H youth from across the state convene near Gainesville, Florida to test their knowledge of Florida’s forests.  Six contest stations enable youth to test their identification skills, compass skills, and knowledge of forest ecosystems. Youth will be asked to identify tree and plant leaves and fruits, insect and disease damage from samples, and wildlife on a forest walk; follow a compass course, and answer multiple choice questions breitling replica on ecology and topography maps. Seniors will also be tested on tree measurement and perform in a quiz bowl.

For more information, please consult the 4-H Forest Ecology Website.

4-H Forest Ecology Contest

  • When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00A – 5:00P, Registration opens at 8:30A.
  • WhereAustin Cary Forest Conference Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • How much? $5 for Participants, Observers are free!
  • What to Bring: Lunch, Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Clipboard, Pencil, Biltmore Sticks (Seniors Only)
  • What to Wear: Shoes, Socks, Outdoor Clothes, Hat
  • Registration will be facilitated through 4-HOnline from February 15th to March 18th. Late registrations will be accepted until March 25th with a $30/county late fee. Need help registering? Refer to this document!