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Natural Science – Environmental Education Department J-16

  • To be judged Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Open to all members enrolled in Exploring Your Environment, Naturespace, Natural Science or Adventure projects. One Grand Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected from this Department. Ribbon will be awarded. One entry per premium number.

 Premiums Offered (for Classes A through L)

Blue – $2.00
Red – $1.75
White – $1.50
Pink – $1.25

Unless otherwise stated, the term “exhibit” under Naturespace

may be a poster to fit project, scrapbook, diary, collection, or any

other idea that shows your project in the best possible way.  Where exhibit calls for poster or chart, the size must be 14”x22”, unless otherwise specified. Where exhibit calls for a display, this is not limited to a 14”x22”, unless otherwise specified.

It is recommended that the maple syrup jars not be opened.

No bird nests, no feathers (from endangered or protected species).

Dept. J-16, Class A – Trees/Forestry

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. One pint maple syrup, not purchased, displayed in a certified jar.
  2. Press, label, and mount leaves of at least 15 trees.
  3. Surface rubbing of at least 15 leaves, labeled.
  4. Collection of at least 10 kinds of tree seeds. Label should include at least the name of tree.
  5. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. One pint maple syrup, not purchased, displayed in a certified jar.
  2. Press, label, and mount leaves of at least 25 trees.
  3. Surface rubbings of at least 25 leaves, labeled.
  4. Collection of at least 15 kinds of tree seeds. Label should include at least the name of tree.
  5. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Department J-16, Class B – Wildlife

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit of wildlife observation in a selected area (forest, wetland, prairie, etc.) that shows types of wildlife present, feeding or other habits.
  2. Squirrel or wood duck nesting box.
  3. Plaster casts of at least 2 different wildlife tracks, labeled.
  4. Exhibit of at least 7 tracks that you have seen; label track, identify where and when seen.
  5. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit of wildlife observation in a selected area (forest, wetland, prairie, etc.) that shows types of wildlife present, feeding or other habits.
  2. Squirrel or wood duck nesting box.
  3. Plaster casts of at least 2 different wildlife tracks, labeled.
  4. Exhibit of at least 12 tracks that you have seen; label track, identify where and when seen.
  5. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Dept. J-16, Class C – Birds

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit of at least 15 birds, where seen, and date seen, etc.
  2. Exhibit of pictures or drawings and explanation of the different kinds of the following bird parts: beak, feet, feathers, and head.
  3. Martin house.
  4. Bluebird house.
  5. Wren house.
  6. Any other birdhouse not listed above, identified.
  7. Bird feeder.
  8. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit of at least 25 birds, where seen, and date, etc.
  2. Exhibit of pictures or drawings and explanation of the different kinds of the following bird parts: beak, feet, feathers, and head.
  3. Martin house.
  4. Bluebird house.
  5. Wren house.
  6. Any other birdhouse not listed above, identified.
  7. Bird feeder.
  8. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Department J-16, Class D – Fishing

Unit I & Unit II – Open to exhibitors enrolled in Fishing I or II. Exposed fish hooks must be covered.

  1. Exhibit or drawing with labels of different parts of a fish.
  2. Draw a map of your favorite fishing spot.
  3. Display of at least 10 equipment used for fishing.
  4. Homemade pop can casting reel (pg. 10 in 4-H literature).
  5. Exhibit showing at least 5 different kinds of knots.
  6. Exhibit on fishing safety.
  7. Fishing journal of at least 5 fishing trips including pictures with story. The story should include the weather, date, time, temperature, etc.
  8. Make a soda bottle trap (pg. 26 in 4-H literature).
  9. Exhibit identifying the different parts of a fishing rod and reel.
  10. Any other exhibit on fishing not listed above.

Unit III – Open to exhibitors enrolled in Fishing III.

  1. Exhibit or drawing with labels of different parts of a fish.
  2. Exhibit of at least 5 different types of bait.
  3. Display of at least 15 equipment used for fishing.
  4. Homemade ice-fishing pole and tip-up.
  5. Exhibit showing at least 7 different kinds of knots.
  6. Exhibit on fishing safety.
  7. Fishing journal of at least 7 fishing trips including pictures with story. The story should include the weather, date, time, temperature, etc.
  8. Exhibit identifying at least 10 different types of fish.
  9. Exhibit identifying the different parts of a fishing rod and reel.
  10. Any other exhibit on fishing not listed above.

Department J-16, Class E – Entomology

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Collection of at least 10 moths and/or butterflies, mounted and labeled correctly. Current year.
  2. Collection of at least 10 other insects, mounted and labeled correctly (not including moths and butterflies). Current year.
  3. Exhibit of the 2 kinds of life cycles (using one insect from each cycle).
  4. Homemade item used for collecting or mounting insects, with explanation on how it was made and how to use it (net, kill jar, mounting block, etc.)
  5. Any other item not listed above.

 Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Collection of at least 15 moths and/or butterflies, mounted and labeled correctly. Current year.
  2. Collection of at least 15 other insects, mounted and labeled correctly (not including moths and butterflies). Current year.
  3. Display/exhibit explaining the benefits of at least 2 insects.
  4. Homemade item used for collecting or mounting insects, with explanation on how it was made and how to use it (net, kill jar, mounting block, etc.)
  5. Any other item not listed above.

Department J-16, Class F Wildflowers

If unsure of endangered or threatened status of wildflowers, contact the UW-Extension office for current Wisconsin Bureau of Endangered Resources and Threatened Species List.

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Press, label, and mount at least 10 common wildflowers of Wisconsin. (WARNING! Not protected flowers.)
  2. Handmade plant press.
  3. Paint or draw at least 3 kinds of wildflowers, labeled. The flowers may be separate plants or may be grouped in a bouquet. Attach a 3×5 card with the following information: Tell whether the picture was traced, drawn to scale or drawn freehand from a picture or from nature.
  4. Make leaf prints of at least 10 kinds of common wildflowers. (WARNING! Not protected flowers.) Label.
  5. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Press, label with common and Latin name, and mount at least 15 common wildflowers of Wisconsin. (WARNING! Not protected flowers.)
  2. Handmade plant press.
  3. Paint or draw at least 5 kinds of wildflowers, labeled. The flowers may be separate plants or may be grouped in a bouquet. Attach a 3×5 card with the following information: Tell whether the picture was traced, drawn to scale or drawn freehand from a picture or from nature.
  4. Make leaf prints of at least 15 kinds of common wildflowers. (WARNING! Not protected flowers.) Label.
  5. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Department J-16, Class G Shooting Sports

Please See The 4-H Project Guide for Shooting-Sports Age Guidelines.

Open to exhibitors enrolled in the Shooting Sports projects. Youth must work with state-certified shooting sports leaders in any of the shooting sports disciplines.

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit on safety. (Black powder, pellet, BB, .22 rifle, shotgun or archery.)
  2. Exhibit on proper care and maintenance of a gun or archery equipment.
  3. Exhibit of rifle firing positions or archery aiming positions.
  4. Two handmade items for firearms or archery.
  5. Take hunter safety course, then exhibit completed workbook from course with short story of what was learned during the course.
  6. Diary of a hunt, include several pictures.
  7. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit on safety. (Black powder, pellet, shotgun or archery.)
  2. Exhibit on proper care and maintenance of a gun or archery equipment.
  3. Exhibit of rifle firing positions or archery aiming positions.
  4. Two handmade items for firearms or archery.
  5. Display of at least 10 empty shotgun shell casings or rifle cartridges with proper ID.
  6. Diary of a hunt, include several pictures.
  7. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Department J-16, Class H Summer Adventures

Summer Adventures may include camping, bicycling, canoeing, boating, jet skiing, hiking, etc.

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit of a first aid/survival kit for a summer adventure. What activity it would be used for and what would be included.
  2. Exhibit of a summer adventure. Include story and photos.
  3. Handmade item for a summer adventure. Include 3×5 card describing item and what it would be used for.
  4. Any other item not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit of a first aid/survival kit for a summer adventure. What activity it would be used for and what would be included.
  2. Exhibit of a summer adventure. Include story and photos.
  3. Handmade item for a summer adventure. Include 3×5 card describing item and what it would be used for.
  4. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Dept. J-16, Class I Winter Adventures

Winter Adventures may include hiking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, camping, etc.

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit of a first aid/survival kit for a winter adventure. What activity it would be used for and what would be included.
  2. Exhibit of a winter adventure. Include story and photos.
  3. Handmade item for a winter adventure. Include 3×5 card describing item and what it would be used for.
  4. Any other exhibit not listed above.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit of a first aid/survival kit for a winter adventure. What activity it would be used for and what would be included.
  2. Exhibit of a winter adventure. Include story and photos.
  3. Handmade item for a winter adventure. Include 3×5 card describing item and what it would be used for.
  4. Any other exhibit not listed above.

 Department J-16, Class J Honeybees

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit to show about honeybees. May include a handcrafted item. No purchased honey.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit to show about honeybees. May include a handcrafted item. No purchased honey.

Department J-16, Class K – Weather

Unit I – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. Exhibit to show about weather. May include a handcrafted item

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. Exhibit to show about weather. May include a handcrafted item.

Department J-16, Class L Self-Determined

Unit 1 – Open to exhibitors grades 3-7.

  1. This includes any exhibit that is not listed under any other Nature space project.

Unit II – Open to exhibitors grades 8 & above.

  1. This includes any exhibit that is not listed under any other Nature space project.
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