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February 25, 2020

This is your online resource for the 4-H Forestry project. The record sheet is below. If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook or contact the Extension Office.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to schneidh@purdue.edu.


Here are the requirements for this project:


  1. Complete 4 required activities in project manual. Manual must accompany exhibit to judging.
  2. Complete a record sheet.
  3. Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the forestry project this year. Exhibits must be displayed horizontally, sized 22”x28”, mounted on a firm backing (foam-core board or other), and covered in clear plastic or other transparent material. Be sure to include a label with your name, grade and county. Choose one of the topics listed below, appropriate for your grade in school and use that topic for your exhibit title.

    If you are exhibiting leaves, they should be free of any damage. If you choose to write scientific names, they must be in either italics or underscored. (Note: scientific names are required for herbariums.) The Genus (first name) must have the first letter capitalized. The species (second name) has no capitalization.                                

    All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Page numbers reference your project manual.

Forestry 1 (Grades 3-5)

Exhibit: Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

Forestry 2 (Grades 6-8)

Exhibit: Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

Forestry 3 (Grades 9-12)

Exhibit: Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

Independent Study (Grades 9-12)


    Advanced topic - Learn all you can about an Indiana or Eastern deciduous forestry topic of your choice and present it on a poster. Include a short manuscript, pictures, graphs, and list the works cited to describe what you did and what you learned. Title your poster, “Advanced Forestry- Independent Study.”

    Mentoring – Exhibit a poster that shows your planning, the time you spent, the challenges and advantages of mentoring, and how the experience might be useful in your life. Photographs and other documentation are encouraged. Title your poster, “Advanced Forestry – Mentor.”

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