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4-H clover 4-H Wildlife Biology & Management Project

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What you'll do

Discover Minnesota's diverse wildlife habitat in prairies, forests, wetlands or your own back yard. Learn about wildlife populations, diversity, what impacts their habitats, and how to become a steward of the land. Activities may include tracking wildlife, building nesting boxes and exploring careers such as wildlife biologist or naturalist.

Levels of learning


Fairs and exhibits


Future study and careers

The University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences offers majors in biology and ecology, evolution and behavior. You could also study fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology.

Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. Naturalists study the relationships between species and their ecosystems.

Reviewed in 2022

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