Spring is in the air and the Warren County 4-H program is preparing to assist educators in their teaching of embryo development. The 4-H Embryology School Enrichment program has become increasingly popular with the Warren County School District, Tidioute Community Charter School and Head Start. The program is offered through the Warren County 4-H office located in Youngsville. The 4-H Embryology project is a means for students to understand biology concepts through direct experience with living things, their life cycles and their habitats. The students learn about the development of life by observing, experimenting and applying their knowledge through the 4-H Embryology Project.
Participating classrooms receive pheasant eggs to incubate for 24 days. Many educators also opt to use 4-H incubators, project books, and record sheets to support their program. Project involvement requires students and educators to ensure that the eggs were turned 2-3 times per day, and close monitoring of temperature and humidity within the incubator.
Participation in the 4-H Embryology Project fulfills several national science standards. The 4-H Embryology project also provides for a valuable lesson in agriculture and wildlife conservation. If you are a classroom educator and would like to participate in the 4-H Embryology project, contact Jennifer Grooms by March 25 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-563-9388. There are a few fees associated with the program.
A recently hatched pheasant is pictured in the incubator. The 4-H Embryology Project offers hands on classroom agricultural experience. Contact Penn State Extension in Warren County for more information.
The Warren County 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 19.