Youth
Applications are being accepted for a 4-H program that gives teens a firsthand look at agribusiness management in the dairy industry.
Three agricultural experts from Purdue University have been appointed to a newly created Association of Public and Land-grant Universities commission to help ensure universal food security by 2050.
Teachers on field tour, The Nature of Teaching Workshops
This FREE workshop for K-5 educators and administrators will receive the opportunity to help children connect with nature while receiving the benefits of health and wellness. Educators can earn 16 Professional Growth Plan Points and receive a $200 stipend for integration of lessons into the classroom. Lectures and activities will include: exploring with your senses; guided imagery, creative writing, introducing school gardens, educational hikes, animal tracking and wildlife viewing.
Purdue Extension has posted its 2015 annual report online, highlighting the ways in which its many programs educated and empowered millions of people throughout Indiana and helped promote economic vitality statewide.
​Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)
The Indiana Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) created a new Facebook page to announce national and state events. This national program developed through the 4-H Youth Development and FFA teaches wildlife identification, wildlife natural history and habitat management.
Jay Beugly teaching K12 students what is found in our streams
Students receive a hands-on look at some of the creatures living in rivers, they learn about water pollutants as well as the services that depend on the river. Jay Beugly, aquatics ecology specialist, FNR and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), and Megan Gunn, research assistant working with Dr. Reuben Goforth and the FNR Aquatic Ecology Lab, give students the opportunity to experience the diversity of organisms living in streams.
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The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is the largest national environmental education program for youth ages 8-19 and has received the Conservation Education Award by The Wildlife Society. Check out this new video, publication and web site for more information.

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