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4H Wildlife Stewards
Bringing Science and Nature Together...one school at a time.

Trainings and Workshops



Event Dates Who Location

4H Fun Day

open to all

September 28th

(12-4 pm)

youth, parents, teachers and community partners Portland Metro Area

4-H Nature Clubs

Leaders Training

October 3rd (4-7 pm) and October 5 (9-noon)

Teachers, parents, high school youth and adult volunteers Portland Metro Area

4-H New Leader Trainings

(choose one)

Sept 25 (9-12 am), Sept 26 (4-7 pm), Nov 13 (9-12 am), Nov 14 (4-7 pm), Dec 11 (9-12 am), and Dec 12 (4-7 pm) Teachers, parents, high school youth, community partners southeast Portland

4-H Farm, Food, and Fitness Revolution Convention

(workshops and trainings on foods, fibers, gardening, and small livestock)

January 17-18 (9-4 pm) Teachers, parents, high school youth Alpenrose Dairyville (SW Portland)
4-H Pacific Lamprey in the Classroom online learning modules 4-6 grade students Online

4-H Clothing and

Quilting Training for Leaders

November 16 (9-5 pm) Teachers, parents, high school youth Clackamas Community College (Oregon City)
4-H Animal Science Training for Leaders November 15-16 (4-8 pm Friday and 8-5 pm Saturday) New and existing 4-H Leaders Clackamas Community College (Oregon City)

4H ExCEl in Animal Sciences

Exploring Careers, Education and Leadership for Teens

November 3, 10, 11 and 24th Teens Oregon Zoo

4-H School Gardens Tour

A tour of 4 school gardens in the Portland Metro area

Spring 2014 Teachers, parents, high school youth, community partners East Portland
4-H Western Heritage Roundup Spring 2014 4-H Middle School youth Central ORegon
4-H Urban-Rural Exchange Spring 2014 4-H Middle School Youth Eastern Oregon


Our 4-H Wildlife Stewards Basic Training is a 3-day workshop. Participants receive 24 hours of instruction. The training is interactive and covers native plant selection, habitat design, science teaching skills, educational resources and more. This is a mandatory training for anyone interested in becoming a 4-H Wildlife Steward. In exchange for this training, 4-H Wildlife Stewards are placed in a 4-H Wildlife Stewards Member School to perform 50 hours of volunteer work. 4-H Wildlife Stewards work in teams of at least two. 4-H Wildlife Stewards receive continuing support through the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Newsletter, periodic training opportunities, access to 4-H science education kits and curriculum, and assistance from the 4-H Wildlife Stewards staff. Two Oregon State University Continuing Education Credits are available for an additional cost for those interested in receiving University credit for completing the course.

The 4-H Wildlife Stewards Advancement Trainings are open to 4-H Wildlife Stewards and teachers from 4-H Wildlife Stewards Member schools only. These trainings are designed for those who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in a specific area. There is a nominal training fee to cover the costs of materials. A minimum of 8 4-H Wildlife Stewards or teachers must be enrolled in the class before the class will be held.

4-H Wildlife Stewards On-Site Curriculum Training: An on-site 4-H Wildlife Stewards Curriculum training is available for any 4-H Wildlife Stewards Member School that recruits 8 or more teachers, parent volunteers or community volunteers to participate. Learn how to use your school habitat as an outdoor learning lab for your students. This training is targeted to both teachers and volunteer leaders. Using the 4-H Wildlife Stewards curriculum for both K-2nd grade and 3-5th grade, workshop instructors will demonstrate some of the lessons and activities from these curriculum guides. All the lessons tie directly the school habitat project and are matched to the Oregon Education benchmarks. The curriculum integrates the concepts of habitat, soils and water, plants, insects and wildlife into easy-to-use math and science lessons. The training is designed to meet the individual needs of each school. Schools may select a 3-hour, 4-hour or six-hour workshop.


4-H Wildlife Stewards, Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon 1209,
Portland, OR 97214 - 503-916-6074, e-mail: wildifestewards@oregonstate.edu
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