4-H Forest Ecology Clinic in Gainesville


Mom dragged me out of bed in the dark. We drove 3 hours to get to the 9am class in Gainesville. I talked and talked for the first hour and then zonked out mid sentence.


We had some cool classes with University of Florida professors and grad-students.  I really liked the “What is a leaf?” class.


We learned about compasses and had to mark pace and direction.


In our downtime we shoulder surfed as a friend played Minecraft on his Mom’s phone.


We stuck cicada exoskeletons all over the adults.


We tried to stay serious after a 8 hour day of classes and programs.


We all survived to the end, well most of us!

I am really looking forward to the Forest Ecology Contest this year.


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