University of Maryland Extension

2014 Maryland 4-H WHEP Contest

On Saturday, May 3rd, 18 youth from four counties competed in the 2014 Maryland 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Patuxent River 4-H Center. Participants in all 3 age divisions tested their skills and knowledge in wildlife identification, ecological concepts, wildlife management practices, and creating wildlife management plans. Juniors and intermediates also participated in fun and educational activities while exploring the area after the contest. Congratulations to all participants for making this a great day!

The Junior Champion was Serena Newton from Carroll County.  Junior Reserve Champion was Dylan Flood from Carroll County

The Intermediate Champion was Ben Truxel from Harford County.  Junior Reserve Champion was Emily Mckenzie from Allegany County.

The Senior Champion was Olivia Young from Allegany County.  Senior Reserve Champion was Hannah Sien from Charles County.

Congratulations again to all of the WHEP Contest participants!  For anyone interested in wildlife or the outdoors, the 2nd annual 4-H WHEP Weekend will be held on September 19th-21st. More details will be coming soon! For more information about the Wildlife Habitat Education Program, please contact Jim Serfass: jserfass@umd.edu.

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