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, September 29, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 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 August 25 to September 22. There is NO late registration period for this event. Need help registering? Refer to this document!

4-H Forest Ecology Contest

  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Registration opens at 8:30 AM.
  • 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 March 5th – 30th.  Late registrations will be accepted March 31st – April 6th – a $30 late fee will be charged to the county.  Need help registering? Refer to this document!