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 contact Dr. Martha Monroe at

4-H Forest Ecology Clinic

  • When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Where: Austin Cary Forest Conference Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Registration: Registration will be open on 4HOnline from August 18th – September 10th, with late registration extending until September 17th
  • Need help registering? Please refer to this document: VIEW HERE
  • How much? Participants cost $5 each while observers (Youth and Adult) are free.
  • Ecosystems to focus on: Sand Pine Scrub and Pine Flatwoods
  • Description:
    Interested in sending a team to the Florida 4-H Forest Ecology Contest in April 2015? Start now by bringing interested youth, parents, and coaches to the 4-H Forest Ecology Clinic on September 27, 2014.

    Youth and adults of all ages and abilities are welcome to learn more about Florida forests and the skills they will need to successfully compete in the spring contest.

    Feel free to use this flyer when publicizing the clinic: VIEW HERE

4-H Forest Ecology Contest