4-H Wildlife Workshops, Field Days, and Opportunities
2024 Wonders of Waterfowl Workshop
Interested in attending? Contact your county office by February 1.
WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Sign-in opens at 9:30am *MUST be registered to attend
Program from 10:30am to 3:00pm
WHERE: A duck lodge near Collins, Arkansas (Drew County)
WHO: 4-H Juniors and Seniors; a few 4-H Adult Leaders
The program is a fun interactive workshop for Junior and Senior youth. Youth rotate through stations learning about waterfowl identification, foods, migration, management, and more! If we are lucky, some live ducks will be tagged and released near the end of the workshop.
There is limited seating for this workshop. If more than 50 youth reserve a seat, priority will be given to first-time Junior and Senior 4-Hers and 4-H Leaders. Registration is $20 through 4-H online enrollment with a February 1 deadline. Lunch will be provided (possibly BBQ), so those with dietary restrictions or preferences are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
NOTE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Due to building occupancy limits and to ensure a quality educational experience, we are limiting this event to 4-H youth only and a few 4-H Leaders. When parents or guardians arrive, please walk your 4-Her to the registration table or find your county group. After signing in, the 4-Her will stay with their county group and with youth from another county or two. A 4-H adult leader will be assigned to each group. Your youth will stay with the same adult and group throughout the station rotations. Additional adults in attendance include University faculty, staff, and college students. Please make sure that your youth is mature enough to be at the workshop without your presence. There will be several adults available at each station if an event should arise.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
- 4-H Juniors and Seniors ages 9 to 19 years are eligible to attend.
- Up to five 4-H Leaders will each be assigned to groups. Each 4-H Leader will be responsible for monitoring and assisting 4-H youth in their group while rotating through stations.
- Registration will be available through the 4-H online enrollment. The deadline to register is February 1.
WHAT TO BRING
- Lunch will be provided (possibly BBQ). For those with dietary restrictions or preferences, pack a lunch which does not require refrigeration or heating.
- Bring water to drink preferably in a reusable container to practice environmental stewardship. Please do not bring a drink which could spill and leave a stain or sticky mess. We need to respect and keep the lodge clean.
- 4-Hers need to wear warm clothing and shoes, and bring layers so to be comfortable in the outdoors, whether it is cold, raining, or snowing. This is a safety issue, so the organizers reserve the right to dismiss 4-Hers who are not wearing warm clothing at sign in.
- Bring a backpack, cinch sack, totebag, or something for storing extra clothing, water container, snacks, lunch sack, etc.
- Bring waders if you have them in your size. (optional)
- Bring a clipboard and camera for taking notes and preparing for the WHEP contest. (optional)
- In the event of inclement weather, please check your email or this website for announcements and updates about event delays or cancellations. We may or may not be able to offer a refund. If the fee included a participation item, it will be mailed to your county Extension office for local pick-up.
- UA -Monticello produced a video about a previous workshop.