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4-H Forestry

February 26, 2019

SUPERINTENDENT: Purdue Extension-Monroe County Office 812-349-2575

Monroe County Achievement Record Sheet required

  1. Read your Project Book for detailed instructions on how to make the exhibit and other requirements.
  2. All Exhibits are displayed horizontally, 22” x 28”, and mounted on a firm backing and covered in clear plastic or other transparent material. Leaves 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.
  3. Choose one of the topics appropriate for your grade level and use that topic for your exhibit title.
  4. Each exhibit must be labeled with your name, grade, and county.

LEVEL 1: Grades 3-5

Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

LEVEL 2: Grades 6-8

Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

  1. Show where Indiana's state forests are located. List a few facts about each. Visit a state forest and have someone take your picture by the sign, if possible.
  2. Show where some state parks and state forests are located (5-15). List some facts about each one. Visit a state park or forest and have someone take your picture by the sign, if possible.

LEVEL 3: Grades 9 - 12

Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

Note: Your herbarium collection must be accessible to the judges. Do not cover it under the plastic that covers your poster. You may want to attach a folder over your poster to hold the mounted, covered specimens.

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 how you mentored a younger 4-H member. Include 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, “Forestry - Mentor.”

There are no specific references given for these exhibits. Youth are encouraged to use Extension publications, the Internet, books, and forest specialists to develop these items.

State Fair Entry: ONE entry from each level may be chosen

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