Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a 4-H and FFA youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 9-19) youth in the United States.
Studying a science-based manual, participants learn: wildlife terms and concepts, about wildlife habitat, how to judge the quality of wildlife habitat, about wildlife habitat management practices, and about wildlife damage management.
Additional benefits come from the development of leadership capabilities, meeting other youth interested in wildlife, and interacting with wildlife professionals from across the state.
This upcoming retreat and training event is an opportunity for students ages 9-19 to be introduced to the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) and prepare youth for competing at the State Contest in May and a chance to represent Maine at the National Competition in Kansas in July.
Join us April 18 & 19 at the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond to work with and learn from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists, Land Trust Stewards, and Maine Forest Service Foresters. The cost to attend is $25 per student and is limited on a first-come, first-service basis to 25 students.