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YNOE PWT

The YNOE PWT helps to promote and enhance the needs of 4-H Natural Resources programming by connecting staff working in this area to each other, to curriculum, to resources, and to campus faculty and collaborative research efforts that can be applied to everyday environmental education programs. YNOE conducts several web meetings and in-person Professional Development meetings each year to help identify issues and youth and family program opportunities, project/resource sharing sessions, and events.  Below are a few of the items that the YNOE PWT is involved with, as well as contacts - should you have questions.  Hope to hear from you soon!

Co-Chair(s)Teresa AdellErica Clark, and Keith Tidball

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National 4-H Council worked with The Harris Poll to better understand how teens feel about the environment. They surveyed a diverse group of 1,500 teens from 13-19 years old from across the country, exploring their concerns about — and commitment to — protecting the environment.

Learn more here.

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Events

Magical 4-H Outdoor Adventure Weekend

Campfire

Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24


4-H Camp Bristol Hills
4-H Youth ages 10+

Fee for the weekend: $70 includes activities, lodging, and meals.

Download printable registration packet

Registration open until September 15, 2023

For additional information, please contact Erica Clark or Susan Coyle

Spend a Magical Weekend at the beautiful 4-H Camp Bristol Hills where you will learn a variety of outdoor topics such as fishing, archery, forestry, entomology, outdoor cooking, and more! Outdoor Adventure Weekend participants will be safe in rustic cabins and have fantastic meals prepared for them in the dining hall.

Educational Resources

Kits

Nature + outdoor education kits | fishing, ice fishing, forestry, wildlife, and wild edible kits (these may be reserved by Cornell Cooperative Extension staff)

Suggested Curricula

Deep Dive into NYS Fisheries - Videos

4-H Fly By - Videos

Forestry Educational Resources

Week 1 – Welcome & Tree Identification
Week 2 – Map & Compass
Week 3 – Tree Measurements
Week 4 – Forest Ecology
Week 5 – Invasive Species & Tree Diseases

 

Mammals All Around Us - Videos

 

NYS Mammals Tracking Card (developed by PWT) - Link to Print

 

Outdoor Cooking - Link to Print

 

Pond and Stream Safari: Activity Packet - Link to Order

 

Sport Fishing - Link to Print

 

Know Your Trees - Link to Order | Link to Print

 

Trees Dead or Alive - Link to Order | Link to Print

 

Water Worlds: Activity Packet - Link to Order

 

Wild Harvest Table - Website

 

Wildlife Notebook - Link to Order | Link to Print

 

Wild Edibles (requires training in advance) - Link to Print

 

Cornell DNRE Store

Professional Development

Cornell Civic Ecology Lab offers non-credit Online Courses to students around the world. Topics like Environmental Education, Nature Education and Civic Ecology are offered at different times throughout the year by Cornell faculty and students.

Links to Relevant Sites

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