The 4-H Outdoor Education project provides you with the opportunity to learn skills such as camping, wildlife watching, shooting and hunting skills, and fire building. Participants may study and experience as much as their time and interest allows.
You will learn outdoor safety, decision making, outdoor ethics and more, as you try:
- camping and hiking
- wildlife watching
- shooting and hunting skills
- fire building and outdoor cooking
- canoe and kayaking
- outdoor safety and first aid
- outdoor navigation
- Project Information Sheet COMING SOON
- Natural Resources Program Activity & Event Schedule
- Explore Guide: Team Building in Outdoor Education
- Gear Judging Practice Scenario
- Know Your Dominant Eye Activity
- Life Skills Color Wheel
- Cartridge Board Activity
- Skill of Observation Activity
- Sportfishing Dryland Tournament
- Texas State Parks Youth Group Annual Pass Application
- Fish Study Guide
- Fish Halves Activity
- Tying the Thief Knot
- Wildlife ID Guide
- Wildlife Tracks Fact Sheet
Contests and Activities
There are many other ways to be involved in this project in your county, these are just a few state level opportunities.
4-H Outdoor Challenge
This contest consists of 10 events where teams compete to earn points for overall high point position. A team consists of exactly 2 members within the same age division and gender class. Teams compete in all 10 events during one weekend of competition. Participants will learn and practice various outdoor education activities from fishing and shooting to camping and biologist skills.
- 4-H Outdoor Challenge Rules & Resources Guide
- 4-H Outdoor Challenge Announcement
- 4-H Outdoor Challenge Audio Orientation – The orientation audio file should be listened to by all participants, coaches, and parents who will be attending the 4-H Outdoor Challenge. This is intended to cover most details relevant to this year’s event and allow us to shorten the time spent covering these in person at the event. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Natural Resources Photography Contest
The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Photography Contest encourages observation within specific Natural Resources project areas and allows youth to demonstrate skills learned in the area of photography, including the use of photographic equipment and processing of photographs. This contest provides another opportunity to showcase the photographic work of 4-H members in all age divisions.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Fish Art Contest
The Fish Art Contest sparks the imaginations of students and provides valuable lessons about fish and the importance of conserving Texas’ aquatic resources. Art, science, and creative writing foster a connection to the outdoors and inspire the next generation of stewards.