UKIAH, CA, 10/06/22 – A new 4-H youth development project from the University of California will educate young people about forest and wildlife ecosystems. The program is open to ages 8 to 18.
“We invite young people who love being outdoors to learn about trees, animals and birds to join this exciting new project,” Hannah Bird, Community Educator at the Extension Center, said in a statement. Press. “We will take into account our local forest ecosystems, the wildlife that lives in the forests and the management of these natural resources. It does not matter if the participants do not know the term “forestry”. Everything will be explained and we will enjoy exploring all the ways trees support us with habitat, cultural connections and materials. We will also discuss how we can better support healthy forests.
The forestry project will be led by Bird and Registered Forester Estelle Clifton.
The first meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at the UC Cooperative Extension office at 890 N. Bush Street in Ukiah. Interested young people and their parents are invited to come to this first meeting to learn more about the project and the registration process. The 4-H registration cost for the 2022-23 year is $62, which includes the opportunity to participate in many other projects themed around sewing, photography, dogs and more!
For more information and updates, families are encouraged to register at https://bit.ly/forest4h or call Hannah Bird at (707) 744 1424, ext. 105.