The Junior Explorerâ€™s 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team received third place in the state WHEP competition on April 23.
The competition was held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County.
The team competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendation and habitat evaluation of aerial photographs.
While in New Bern, the team also visited historic Tryon Palace.
Team members included Kyle Hass, Adam Parson, Guy Perkins and Joseph Perkins. John David Parsons also competed as an junior individual.
Rick McSwain, a natural resources conservationist, served as the team coach. Sha Parsons, a 4-H volunteer leader, also assited the team.
For more information on the 4-H WHEP Team or other 4-H programs contact the Lincoln County 4-H Office of the NC Cooperative Extension at (704) 736-8458.
by Staff Reports