4-H offers many environmentally focused contests including:
WHEP Contest – Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest. Maryland state competition will be 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.
4-H Forestry Invitational – We are working to bring this competition back to Maryland. Let us know if you would like to help or participate. The national competition will be July 26-30, 2015 in West Virginia
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
County & State Fairs – 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.