ERIC Number: ED441644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Significance of "Mississippi 4-H Field and Stream Workshops" for Volunteer Leaders and County Programs.
Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Extension Service.
Program materials for Mississippi 4-H Field and Stream are carefully controlled and made available only to volunteer leaders who have completed leader training workshops. This document describes the Mississippi 4-H Field and Stream program, discusses the leader training workshops and their significance, and provides responses to frequently asked questions about the program. The program covers wildlife-related activities, hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. The leader training workshop system is justified to continue delivering a cohesive, effective, and safe program that meets 4-H objectives of youth development and conservation education. Answers to common questions cover traditional and nontraditional aspects of the 4-H Field and Stream program, how much time county extension agents must commit to program development and maintenance, how much time is expected from volunteer leaders, why certified hunter-education instructors need further training to conduct the program, differences between 4-H instructional techniques and those of other programs, the content covered in leader training workshops, why 4-H Field and Stream is a valuable addition to other county programs, why leaders are certified through state-level workshops, who conducts the training, the need for a team of leaders, how to start a program if a team of leaders does not attend the workshops, and the experience or background necessary for leaders. (SV)
Descriptors: Certification, Leadership Training, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Program Development, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workshops, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.ext.msstate.edu/pubs/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi