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 19, 2015 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 August 3rd to September 11th. Need help registering? Refer to this document!

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!
  • 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!