4-H Wildlife Biology Project
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.
4-H wildlife biology events year round
Levels of learning
Get started with 4-H'ers in your area
Get started on your own
- Wildlife science activity books from National 4-H (for sale)
- Environment and Sustainability Hot Sheet from Iowa 4-H (free download)
Fairs and exhibits
- Explain some factors that threaten or endanger animals species. Or explore a species that went extinct and why it happened.
- Build a bird or bat house, nesting structure, hibernaculum, animal shelter or feeder
- Show a photo you took, a sketch you drew or a poem or story you wrote about your favorite wildlife encounter
- Display a collection of wildlife scat (droppings), skulls or skins. How do they differ? Why?
- Show how wildlife can be classified into herbivores, carnivores or omnivores
- Write a wildlife landscape habitat plan
- How does a wild animal camouflage itself? How does camouflage differ from one habitat to another?
- Make a display that explains What is the food chain?
- Explain the life cycle of your favorite wild animal in a video, poster or display.
Future study and careers
Reviewed in 2020