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DIVISION: GEOLOGY
The following classes are for 4-H youth 8 to 18 years of age. Geology projects will be judged on
Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Two 4-H'ers can be selected for the Illinois State Fair from the following Geology classes.
Size and number of exhibit cases should relate appropriately to the number of specimens
being displayed for a specified class. Specimens are not limited to Illinois locations. All
levels of Geology use the same manual, What on Earth – Geology Study Guide.4-H’ers are
limited to receive one premium per class exhibited in premium eligible projects.
Blue Red White
PEBBLE PUPS I:
4x
3x
2x
Display 8 to 19 rocks or mineral specimens with 3 minerals in the collection. Collection
may include duplications that show variation. Label collection and note where found.
PEBBLE PUPS II:
4x
3x
2x
Display at least 20, but no more than 29 rocks or mineral specimens with 7 minerals in
the collections. Collection may include duplications that show variations. Label
collection and note where found.
ROCK HOUNDS I:
4x
3x
2x
Display at least 30, but no more than 40, rocks and mineral specimens with ten minerals
in the collection. Rocks should include at least three igneous, two metamorphic, and
three sedimentary groups. Label collection and note where found.
ROCK HOUNDS II:
4x
3x
2x
This level is for those who have successfully completed Rock Hounds I. Display no more
than 50 specimens that have been selected to illustrate a specific theme of the
exhibitor’s choosing. Be creative. Sample categories could include (but are not limited
to): industrial minerals and their uses; a specific rock group and the variety that occurs in
that group, including some minerals that occur in that environment; select fossils traced
through the geologic ages; minerals and their crystal habits; rocks and minerals used in
the lapidary arts.
CLOVER CHALLENGE: GEOLOGY
4x
3x
2x
Open to 15-18 year olds enrolled in the Forestry clover challenge project area.
Exhibits in this category should go “above and beyond” what the 4-H project books
cover. Exhibit a display illustrating the Clover Challenge area that you explored. This
could include anything NOT covered in the project book, including but not limited to
career exploration or an in-depth study of a specific topic in that project’s subject matter.
The completed Illinois 4-H Clover Challenge Agreement must be presented with
the exhibit. The agreement can be found at:
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/projects/.