Become a nature watcher! Learn to tell the difference between different types of fish and animals by learning about animal species. Nature is all around you – no matter where you live! You will explore your natural surroundings through this project, including conservation and wildlife management.
Experiences and learning opportunities includes:
- habitat management
- wildlife biology and ecology
- hunting and fishing
- wildlife watching
- Quick Reference Schedule of Events/Trainings/Activities
- Educator’s Resource to Texas Mammal Skulls and Skins
- Fish Study Guide -TPWD
- Hunter Skills Trail Manual
- Repairing 3-D Decoys for Hunter Education
- Skill of Observation Activity | Activity Form
- Texas 4-H Forestry Invitational Handbook
- Texas State Parks Youth Group Annual Pass Application -TPWD
- What is “WHEP”?
- Wildlife ID Guide
- Wildlife Tracks Fact Sheet -TPWD
Roundup Wildlife Challenge
The 4-H Roundup Wildlife Challenge covers material found within five 4-H Natural Resources projects: Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP), the hunting & wildlife discipline in shooting sports, entomology, forestry, and sportfishing. Contestants will explore all five of these projects while preparing for the challenge. Visit the State Roundup webpage to learn more.
Wildlife Habitat Education Project State Contest
The Texas 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP) State Contest covers information and follows rules and procedures in the current Texas 4-H WHEP Manual (Texas Version 2020) below.
WHEP Workshops will be held periodically around the state for adult leaders and youth to learn the material and practice the application of knowledge and skills. These will be registered through 4-H Connect and found on that calendar as well as the Quick Reference Schedule of Events/Trainings/Activities found on this website under Resources.
Stock Show Wildlife Contests
All stock show contests registrations are made through the local county AgriLife Extension offices.
- 2019 State Fair Wildlife Contest Study Resource
- 2020 Fort Worth Stockshow Wildlife Contest Study Resource
- 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wildlife Contest Study Resource