Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

4-H’er Plays Significant Role in 4-H Million Trees Project June 3, 2010

Mary Silliman works at a tree-planting in Apex with fellow Robocats 4-H members.

4-H Million Trees was launched in Pacifica, Calif., to help combat global climate change and reduce CO2 in the atmosphere by mobilizing the 7 million 4-H youths across North America to plant 1 million trees.  The project now is one of eight honored by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens for outstanding efforts to protect and preserve the environment.

4-H’er Mary Silliman was one of three youths selected from nationwide to attend the April awards ceremony in Tampa, Fla.  Mary is a member of the Robocats 4-H Club in Apex and daughter of Dr. Ben Silliman, 4-H and Youth Development associate professor and specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, N.C. State University.

Read the entire article from the Perspectives Magazine.

photo courtesy Ben Silliman

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