4-H Wildlife Stewards
Oregon State University
4-H Youth Development
(BA Recreation Administration; M.A. International Development Education,
Mailing Address: OSU Extension 4-H, Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon, Portland, OR 97214
Email: Maureen Hosty
Team Role: 4-H Wildlife Stewards Project Director and Principal
Investigator for the Master Science Educators Grant funded by National
provides overall leadership to the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program and
the 4-H Wildlife Stewards State Team. Under Maureen’s leadership
and with the effort of many past and present OSU Extension staff, volunteers
and community partners, the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program was created.
The program began in 1997 in Portland, Oregon. Today the program is
in multiple counties throughout the state. Maureen is primarily responsible
for facilitating 4-H Wildlife Stewards staff, volunteers and teachers
to create, enhance and sustain the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program and
develop it into a national model.
Maureen’s background and successful experience in developing community-based
youth programs is based on the strong and committed team she recruits
to design and support the program. The 4-H Wildlife Stewards program
is an example of a successful team model.
Title: Associate Professor, 4-H Extension Faculty
(BS and MAg Agriculture)
Mailing Address: OSU Extension Linn County, PO Box
765, Albany, OR 97321
Phone: 541- 967-3871
Fax: 541- 967-9169
Email: Robin Galloway
Team Role: Promoting and Marketing Your Program to
Others, Working with the Media, Student Portfolios, Stages of Child
Development, and Curriculum Lessons for the Habitat.
Robin’s focus on the
team is to help 4-H Wildlife Steward volunteers and teachers build their
program by marketing and promoting their Habitat Education Site to others.
She has developed and written several articles to help on these topics
and is a co-author of the new 4-H Wildlife Stewards Promotional video.
Robin is also involved in helping volunteers and teachers understand
and work with students – the Junior 4-H Wildlife Stewards. She
has developed a training module for teaching volunteers the Stages of
Child Development and teaches both teachers and volunteers how to work
with students to keep portfolios or records of their project. She also
teaches curriculum for the Habitat Education Sites.
Robin brings experience in outdoor learning environments as a current
member of the Oregon 4-H Conference Center and Camp Advisory Committee,
state 4-H Natural Sciences Committee, state 4-H Horse Development committee
and Agriculture In the Classroom board of directors.
Title: OSU Faculty, 4-H Outreach Agent
Mailing Address: OSU Extension Benton County, 1849
NW 9th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330
Email: Maggie Livesay
Training Team Role: Birds, 4-H Member School Advancement
Program, Mapping and Site Inventory, School Project Notebooks, Junior
4-H Wildlife Stewards Advancement Program.
One of Maggie’s roles
on the team is to help 4-H Wildlife Steward volunteers and teachers
to appreciate the wonder of birds. Birds occur in a myriad of shapes
and sizes and are a joy to observe with their diverse behaviors. They
are often the most visible wildlife that youth can observe during the
school day are often the first wildlife to visit a newly restored or
enhanced schoolyard habitat education site.
Maggie has also been heavily
involved in the creation, teaching and design of the 4-H Member School
Advancement Program. This aspect of the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program
gives participating Member schools guidelines and recognition for meeting
the requirements of creating and sustaining Habitat Education Sites
on School grounds. She is also part of the team creating the Junior
4-H Wildlife Stewards Program and she loves to expound on the importance
of creating a Project Notebook for your schoolyard education site.
Maggie brings much practical
experience working with volunteers, teachers, community agencies and
students creating, maintaining and sustaining education sites on school
grounds as the 4-H Wildlife Stewards program coordinator in Benton County.
Prior to her position as the 4-H Outreach Agent Maggie provided the
leadership for the Groundwater Quality Education Program in Benton County.
Her background working with youth and natural resources is evident in
her excitement about the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program.
4-H Wildlife Stewards
Title: 4-H State Extension Specialist
(B.S. Rangeland Resources; M.S. Outdoor Education)
Mailing Address: Oregon 4-H Education Center, 5390
4-H Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304
Fax: 503- 581-6696
Email: Virginia Bourdeau
Team Role: 4-H Wildlife Stewards Curriculum Specialist
Virginia is responsible for
state-wide educational leadership of the camping, natural science and
horticulture projects in 4-H. She is a Certified Interpretive Trainer
(CIT) with National Association for Interpretation. Beginning in 1995,
the Oregon 4-H program began to revitalize and redesign its natural
science project areas. Virginia provided leadership for the revitalization
teams. She authored or co-authored publications in support of this effort
including 4-H Wetland Wonders, Our Water World 4-H Marine Science Discovery
Project; Oregon 4-H Earth Science Leader Guide and Of People and Fish
4-H Natural Science and Cultural Discovery Program. She is currently
working on a new curriculum to support the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program
entitled What Can we Learn at the Habitat Area Pond? A 4-H Model for