HUDSON, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties’ 4-H Youth Development Program is taking youth into the forest in May. Join youth from across New York State for five Saturday evening Zoom events. Youth ages 10+ will learn much about the forests that surround us. Sessions will include a variety of learning opportunities including videos, scavenger hunts, and live discussion with local environmental educators. Youth who complete the entire series of activities, including the online polls and chats will receive a free natural-resources related gift. There is no fee for this program.
May 9 Introduction 6:30pm
May 16 Tree Identification 6:30pm
May 23 Map & Compass 6:30pm
May 30 Invasive Species & Pests 6:30pm
June 6 Forest Ecology 6:30pm
Youth ages 14+ who are interested trying out for a spot on the NYS Forestry Team, to compete at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational, will be asked to complete more challenging learning tasks and to join their local 4-H club program.
This is a perfect time of year for youth who live in and close to forested areas, including the Catskills, Berkshires and Green Mountains, to learn more about the renewable resources of the forest environment such as forest products, water, outdoor recreation, wildlife, and selected grazing. They will come to understand the techniques of managing forested land that they or their family may own. Although they may never be forest landowners, as future adults, youth will learn to weigh and understand renewable resource management needs.
To register for one or several of the sessions contact Anna Harrod-McGrew, 4-H Natural Environment Educator, at email@example.com.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
–Linda Tripp, Cornell Cooperative Extension