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 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 or by contacting Dr. Martha Monroe at mcmonroe@ufl.edu.

4-H Forest Ecology Clinic

  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00A – 5:00P, Registration opens at 8:30A.
  • Where: Austin Cary Forest Conference Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • How much? $5 for Participants, Observers are free!
  • Registration will be facilitated through 4-HOnline from September 14th to October 14th. Late registration will be accepted until October 21st with a $30/county late fee. Need help registering? Refer to this document!

4-H Forest Ecology Contest

  • When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 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!
  • Registration will be facilitated through 4-HOnline from February 14th to March 17th. Late registrations will be accepted until March 24th with a $30/county late fee. Need help registering? Refer to this document!