Forestry News

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Recently, more than 800 fourth-graders from eight local elementary schools descended on Madison County Fairgrounds to weave their way through exhibits at 4-H Goes Wild, an environmental field day hosted by the Madison County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

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It’s time to Party for the Planet, a celebration of Earth Month at The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky.

This year’s party, Celebrating the Past, PLANting the Future, got started with a Native Spring Flowers Tour and a Spring Has Sprung celebration in the Kentucky Children’s Garden in early April. The party continues with an Urban Forest Ecology Tour April 17 and Arbor Day festivities April 29. This year’s party extends into May to include the Spring is for the Birds program.

Expanding Your Horizons, will encourage young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, by introducing them to role models in the fields.

The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program, June 4-9, provides learning experiences in forestry, entomology and wildlife for students entering their junior or senior year of high school.

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