Jackson Parish 4-H takes “Walk in Nature” at Jimmie Davis State Park

Fourth graders from across Jackson Parish came together on Thursday, October 13th, at Jimmy Davis State Park for the annual “A Walk in Nature” coordinated by the Jackson and Winn 4-H Offices. Students worked with community members from WestRock, Weyerhaeuser, and the US Forestry Service as well as agents from the LSU AgCenter to learn more about our local environment, careers in forestry, native species of trees, packing for hiking to stay healthy, emergency first aide, and so much more.

“I would like to give a special shout-out to our sponsors and volunteers from WestRock and Weyerhaeuser who taught sessions and cooked a delicious hamburger lunch. This event would not be possible without you and your support of our community.” said Jackson Parish 4-H Director Kristina Bourgeois.  “Last but certainly not least, thank you to the teachers and principals who allowed their students to come out and spend the day learning with us!”

 


4-H’ers compete at State Forestry Competition

Eight high school students from Quitman and Weston traveled to the Kincaid Recreation Area, located south of Alexandria, to participate in their first ever State 4-H Forestry Contest. The scores of the top four competitors combined gave Jackson Parish 4-H the 5th place team ranking. Congratulations to all of our competitors, it’s upward from here! Special thanks offered to the U.S. Forestry Service and the AgCenter Agents who made this contest possible  and to Mr Derek Shields at Weston and Mrs Karie Potts at Quitman who helped get our teams together. 

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