Florida's Fabulous Forests1

Martha C. Monroe and Alison W. Bowers 2

The Forestry Florida's Fabulous Forests Project Book (4HFOM13) is the third 4-H Project Book in the Forest Resources series and for youth ages 12-18. It includes 17 engaging activities (each with reflective questions) and 47 ideas for additional projects and challenges. Youth explore 10 different kinds of forests in Florida: 8 natural ecosystems, the urban forest, and pine plantations. The activities also lead youth through an understanding of forest management, forest systems (wildlife, water, and soil), and forest management issues: wildfire and prescribed fire, forest insect and diseases, and invasive exotic plants.

Youth who enjoy identifying forest plants may wish to compete in the annual 4-H Forest Ecology Contest. See www.sfrc.ufl.edu/4h for additional information.

Visit the 4-H Youth Development Curriculum Website for more information on related project materials.

This (pdf file only - 2.82mb) enables you to print a black/white version of the 65-page booklet.


1. This document is 4H FOM13, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2001. Revised July 2002. Reviewed August 2017. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
2. Martha C. Monroe, assistant professor; and Alison W. Bowers, graduate student, School of Forest Resources and Conservation; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Publication #4H FOM13

Date: 2017-10-01
Monroe, Martha C
Bowers, Alison W
4-H Youth Development
School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences

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