Wildlife habitats are being built in Clatsop County. The habitat sites are areas on or near school grounds that invite wildlife and provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and teachers. To foster the learning experience that habitat sites provide, the 4-H Wildlife Stewards program will hold a volunteer leader training class April 16 through 18 at the Multnomah Education Service District building in Portland.

4-H Wildlife Stewards are trained volunteers working in partnership with public and private organizations to assist students and teachers in developing, using and sustaining wildlife habitat sites on school grounds.

Applicants must complete an application, a three-day training course and be willing to provide 50 hours of volunteer service to a 4-H Wildlife Stewards member school. Training includes native plant selection, habitat design and teaching skills.

4-H Wildlife Stewards is a Master of Science Educators Program through OSU Extension funded by the National Science Foundation. Contact the 4-H Wildlife Stewards office at the OSU Extension Multnomah County office at (503) 725-2048 or the Clatsop County office at 325-8573 to receive further information and an application.

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