4-H Nature Space Projects
Fun Facts- If a mole does not find food within 12 hours, it will die. Its chief food consists of insects and earthworms.
County Resource People
Kay Rowntree-Natural Science Superintendent
You can find lots to do in this great outdoor adventure. Learn about fish and wildlife and the habitats in which they live. Check out outdoor sports, such as fishing and hunting. Learn about forests and how they contribute to people and wildlife.
Key Terms/Project Areas
Nature collections and displays- insects, wildflowers, leaves, bark/tree fragments, animal tracks, rocks, tree seeds
Adventure- canoeing, kayaking, camping, winter sports, outdoor safety, outdoor survival skills, outdoor cooking, backpacking, hiking, orienteering, bicycling, rock climbing, first aid
Activities Happening throughout the State and Nation
Check out the National 4-H Curriculum and online pieces for more information on your project.
Activities for Youth and Volunteers
Lost Ladybug Project-Help to research and monitor ladybugs
eBird- a free, real-time, online program that enlists birdwatchers to record the presence or absence of different bird species
Nature’s Notebook- learn how to observe plant and animal phenology and contribute new observations
BudBurst- observe and record budding trees
Project Squirel- count the number of squirrels in their neighborhoods and report their findings.-
The Encyclopedia of Life- an online, collaborative project where you can learn about any species on Earth, as well as contribute information and submit photos.-
State Wide Blog
Citizen Scientist Blog- http://www.scienceforcitizens.net/blog/
News from Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
For more information from the DNR, visit: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/