Take a leap this year and check out something new. A statewide 4-H WHEP Project Workshop will be held in Brown County on February 29, 2020. WHEP is the Wildlife Habitat Education Project and is not new but is probably new to most 4-H members across the state. This project culminates with the 4-H WHEP State Contest but offers much more than a study resource.
Working on this project, youth can learn about the vast wildlife living around
them, the habitats that sustain the wildlife, and the varied ecosystems across
Texas that makeup the habitats. The contest should not be the
focus. Instead, it should be an opportunity to visit and explore a
habitat in the state and test skills learned through the project. The
annual contest is held in a different ecosystem each year and requires the
contestants to spend time in the habitat evaluating the existing components and
recommend management practices to attract and maintain wildlife populations.
The upcoming workshop will teach youth and adults how to use the WHEP materials
and understand habitat management as well as to better understand the WHEP
contest. The workshop is as much for adults as it is for the youth.