4-H Forestry Education Day

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Has your family been spending more time outdoors during the pandemic? Would you like to learn to identify some of the trees that you are seeing? Want to learn to use a compass so you don’t get lost in the woods? Join Forsyth 4-H for a fun-filled day of forestry, including tree identification and measuring, pacing, and more. Please bring your own lunch, and water, as well as a face covering in case we are in a dense, crowded spot. This event is for youth ages 10-18 at Horizons Park in Rural Hall, NC, and is tentatively from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Emails will be sent to all registered attendees to confirm times. Contact ksgressl@ncsu.edu or 336-703-2851 for accommodations related to a disability. Clipboards, pencils, sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat are recommended.

The event is hosted by Forsyth County 4-H, and the NC Forest Service. We will explain, teach, and practice the skills needed for the 4-H Forestry Contest. Learn more about 4-H Forestry here. This event is for brand new AND experienced youth, as well as their leaders. The morning will consist of education on pacing/compassing/orienteering; tree identification; tree measurement; and bug/disease identification, as well as some fun games. Participants will eat their lunch that they brought from home, we will have a short workshop from Forestry, and then we will hold a short, and fun forestry contest.

Participants should be at least 10 years old/3rd grade must register in 4-H Online before June 21.

Contact April Bowman, awbowman@ncsu.edu, 336-703-2855 with questions.

forestry flyer