4-H offers a wealth of existing environmental opportunities.
WHEP Day at Eden Mills – June 13, 2015
Both the county and state fairs have Natural Resource Departments with lots of categories for you to show off your projects from Rock Collections to the poster from your school science experiment. Below are the links for both the Carroll County and Maryland State Fairs.
Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair , Entry deadline June 10,2015
Maryland State Fair, Entry deadline July 31, 2015
WHEP – Wildlife Habitat Education Program. Maryland state competition was held on May 2, 2015 at the Baltimore County 4-H Center on Shawan Road. Top 4 senior individuals are invited to compete in the National competition which is usually held in July.
Forestry – Link is to national site. We have not had this competition for a few years in Maryland but would love to bring it back. Please let us know if you would be willing to help us.
Horticulture – Link is to national site but this contest is usually held at both the county & state fairs.
Land Judging Contest – 4-Hers are eligible to compete in the FFA Land judging contest usually held in Maryland on the 3rd Friday on October. We would love to be able to send a team!
Public Speaking Contest – whether WHEP or Envirothon, presentations are an important part of most environmental competition. Use the public speaking competitions to hone your skills. And county champions are invited to compete at Maryland Day at the University of Maryland.
Demonstration Days – same reasons as Public Speaking plus you can give your demo at the Maryland State Fair