4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program

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Do you love wildlife? Are you interested in learning more about wildlife habitat management? Any youth ages 8-18 are invited to attend the Madison County 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Interest Meeting:

Monday, February 17, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County office (258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC 28753). Please RSVP to Misty Varnell if you think you’ll attend: misty_varnell@ncsu.edu or 828-649-2411.

The 4-H WHEP Group will learn about North Carolina wildlife, including common wildlife species, their habitat needs, and how to asses and create management plans for wildlife habitat. The WHEP program includes outdoor and classroom hands-on learning activities, including fun field trips to bring the learning to life! The group is limited to TWELVE participants; teams will be selected by application following the interest meeting. 

The group will meet the following dates from 3:30–5 p.m. at the office unless otherwise noted. Participants are expected to attend at least 4 of the 6 meetings prior to the State Contest.

  • February 17 – Required to attend with parent/guardian
  • March 2
  • March 16
  • March 30
  • April 6
  • Spring break – TBD
  • April 18 – Required to attend State 4-H WHEP Contest at South Mountain State Park (all-day event)

You can learn more about the 4-H WHEP Program at the website.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Misty Varnell at misty_varnell@ncsu.edu or 828-649-2411.