Want to Join the 4-H Wildlife Education Group?

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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, January 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Madison County Center (258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC 28753).
  • Interested in helping out? We need at least one volunteer willing to help chaperone 4-H WHEP meetings and field trips.

Please RSVP to Misty Varnell if you think you’ll attend, or if you are interested in volunteering: misty_varnell@ncsu.edu or 828-649-2411.

  • Meetings: The 4-H WHEP group will meet twice per month on the second and fourth Mondays from 5:30-7:00, plus a few field trips, until the 4-H State WHEP Contest in May (date TBA).
  • Cost: $20, includes all meetings, local day trips, and t-shirt. There may be additional travel expenses for the state contest or a special field trip. Scholarships are available!

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 10 participants.

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

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

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Misty Varnell, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMisty VarnellExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Misty Email Misty N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center
Updated on Dec 12, 2023
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