4-H 1044 – Level 1 Grades 3-5; 4-H 1046 – Level 2 Grades 6-8; 4-H 1048 – Level 3 Grades 9-12;; 4-H 528 – General Record Sheet. Turn in completed Record Sheet. Keep manual with project to be read by the judge.
STATE FAIR ENTRY: Total of four projects: one project from each level.
The 4-H Wildlife project is intended to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of wildlife enjoyment and to teach youth where plants and animals fit into the earth’s life cycle.
All Levels: Members are required to complete activities in at least four (4) sections each year. Date each section completed in the Table of Contents in each book. Choose a different activity each year except for Level D, Wildlife Management Plan, which may be expanded in subsequent years. Members must satisfactorily complete the manual activities to have their exhibit considered for any award above a blue ribbon.
Follow guidelines for Poster Projects listed on page 5 in the Periscope. Grades 4 & up: Exhibit a poster or a notebook, such as a pocket folder or three-ring binder. Choose one of the topics listed below and use that topic for your exhibit title. You can also use a creative sub-title if you wish. List sources for images and information.
Level 1 – Grades 3-5
- A poster related to an activity from the level 1 manual
- A poster and/or notebook of a wildlife related science experiment appropriate for grades 3-5
Level 2 – Grades 6-8
- A poster related to an activity from the level 2 manual
- A poster and/or notebook of a wildlife related science experiment appropriate for grades 6-8
Level 3 – Grades 9-12
- A poster related to an activity from the level 3 manual
- A poster and/or notebook of a wildlife related science experiment appropriate for grades 9-12
- Independent Study -Learn all you can about a wildlife topic, program, facility, project, etc. and present it on a poster or in a notebook. Take care to follow all state and federal guidelines when working with wildlife, with particular care when raising game birds, migratory birds, and endangered species. See the Indiana 4-H Wildlife project website, www.ydae.purdue.edu/natural_resources/4-H,NR,Projects/Projects/wildlife/, for more information. Include a short manuscript, pictures, graphs, and list the works cited to describe what you did and what you learned. Title your poster or notebook, "Advanced Wildlife -Independent Study"
- Mentoring -Exhibit a poster or notebook 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, "Advanced Wildlife -Mentor.