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Fish, Leaves, Tracks, Fur, Thunder, Soil & Water

February 6, 2015

Fish, Leaves, Tracks, Fur, Thunder, Soil & Water Science . . . is a 4-H volunteer education session led by Kim Beadles and Mark Evans of Purdue Extension Putnam County. The event occurred at the Bi-State 4-H Judges and Leaders Clinic at Cloverdale High School on February 7, 2015. This page is the resource page for the session with links and document download options below. The following was a description of the program session:

Many are familiar with the traditional natural resource poster projects of Weather, Soil Conservation, Sports Fishing and Wildlife. Several changes have occurred in natural resource project curriculums. Additionally, many are not aware of the Career Development Experiences that are available for 4-H/FFA Youth to engage in team building roles and learn via hands-on activities. This session certainly leaves no youth indoors and can spice up club activities with outdoor STEM adventure as we review these opportunities and share county experiences!

The following are links to programs and references utilized during the presentation in lieu of paper handouts: 

4-H Wildlife Skull Activity Manual - Arizona 4-H 

4-H Wildlife Cleaning and Preserving Skulls -Arizona 4-H

Wildlife Habit Education Program - Purdue University State 4-H Department

Soil Activities/Video/Demonstrations K-12+ - Purdue University Department of Agronomy (note links)

Soil Survey Activity Find Where You Live - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Dirt to Dinner Activity - Project WET

Weather & Climate Science Lessons for Grades 7-12. Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University.

IDNR Volunteer Activities Great for Families or Clubs - Reptile/Amphibian, Bobwhite Quail and Pheasant Crow Counts

IDNR Education Programs Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, Go Fish IN, 

Indiana Envirothon Competition

Natural Resource Club Kit - Purdue University State 4-H Department

Indiana 4-H Natural Resource Project Picture and Info - Purdue University State 4-H Department

Indiana 4-H Natural Resource Lesson Plans - Purdue University State 4-H Department


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