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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Missouri Master Naturalist - Level 1 Training (Session 13 of 17)

When:  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
801 Strodtman Rd, Saint Louis MO map...


A training program to help you discover the natural Missouri by developing your skills as a naturalist, resource scientist, botanist educator or recreations specialist. You'll gain a wealth of natural science information in classes given by some of Missouri's finest biologists and build new friendships with others who share a love of Missouri's outdoors. more...

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Wetlands Along the Mississippi Flyway – trainees will find out the what, why, and how of wetlands. What defines a wetland? Why are they so important? How are they managed?


Call 636-970-3000 more...

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State 4-H Public Speaking Contest 2013

When:  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Middlebush Hall on the MU Campus - Columbia, MO
Columbia MO


The 2013 State 4-H Public Speaking Contest will be held Saturday, September 21 at Middlebush Hall on the MU Campus in Columbia. The contest takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth compete in a communication category of their choice, alongside other Juniors (ages 8-10), Intermediates (ages 11-13) or Seniors (ages 14-18) in their age division.

Registration fee is $25 per competitor. Family and friends who come to support the speakers get in free. All youth must be pre-registered for the contest and a currently enrolled member of Missouri 4-H to compete. more...

Session topic:

Junior (ages 8-10), Intermediate (ages 11-13) and Senior (ages 14-19) contestants compete in one of the following categories:Prepared, Extemporaneous, Tech-Assisted, PSA or Interpretation.


To register, please contact the 4-H office in your local MU Extension center, which will be able to provide local deadline and qualification information. The individuals selected by their counties are typically the top finishers at their county 4-H public speaking contest, but each county may have a different selection process.

The number of speakers counties may send is determined by the competition category:
Counties may send up to three speakers per division (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) per category for the Prepared, Extemporaneous, and Technology-Assisted categories. For the Public Service Announcement category, counties may send up to five competitors per division. Counties may send up to five competitors per division for each of the Interpretation sub-categories: Dramatic, Humorous, and Pantomime.

Registration form and guidelines are at more...






Bradd Anderson,
4-H Center for Youth Development, MU Extension
phone: 573-884-0576