The Florida 4-H Forest Ecology Contest is held every year at the Austin Cary Forest’s Roland T. Stern Learning Center in Gainesville, Florida. This is a competitive event that encourages youth to identify forest trees, plants, wildlife, and forest health stresses, and to demonstrate their knowledge of forest ecology and management, map and compass, tree measurement, forest management, and natural history. Youth at all three 4-H age levels can compete individually or in teams.
The Forest Ecology Clinic will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021 and the Forest Ecology Contest will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022, both IN-PERSON at Austin Cary Forest, Gainesville, FL. Learn more here.