June Stewart, the Program Representative for Embryology for 22 years, is retiring in June, 2013. Reservations for 2013 will close June 15th. There are plans for the program to continue in 2014. We are not taking reservations at this time but establishing an interest list. To be notified when the 2014 reservations are available, please complete the following 2014 Embryology Interest List.
The 4-H EMBRYOLOGY...An Eggciting Adventure is a fun, rewarding and educational project, and most important it's easy to do! Students learn about the basic principles of animal reproduction and gain an appreciation for the process of living things.
The project provides numerous opportunities for youth to learn through observation and hands-on activities the value of life as well as information about chickens, ducks, eggs, and embryonic development. Children are responsible for caring for the eggs and hatching the chicks.
The integrated curriculum links education, recreation and social and interpersonal disciplines. It builds children's skills in the areas of math, science, and language arts. Through the three to four week process children measure, compute, and record findings. They read and write about what they are observing and apply what they learn through art and drama projects.
The University of California Cooperative Extension Office in Placer County has research based curriculum, equipment to loan and experienced staff for consultation.
Many of the tools teachers need for this exciting project are available at the Placer County Cooperative Extension Office to Placer and surrounding counties.
- Incubators with turners are available to borrow for a small use fee
- Fertile chicken eggs and duck eggs are available for purchase
- Curriculum to teach in the classroom is available for purchase
Incubators and eggs require advance reservations. To reserve these for your classroom project fill out the 2013 Embryology Equipment Reservation.
Equipment must be reserved a minimum of TWO WEEKS prior to date needed. Keep in mind the equipment is in heavy demand during spring months. RESERVE EARLY!!
For more information contact:
UCCE, 4-H Placer County Office (530) 889-7386