Haywood Extension 4-H Offers Embryology School Enrichment

By Haywood County Cooperative Extension | Jan 31, 2013

Haywood County 4-H is excited to offer 4-H School Enrichment Embryology curriculum to teachers in Haywood County.  Two teacher training sessions will be offered: one before Spring break on Monday, February 18, and one session after Spring break on Monday, April 15.  The curriculum training opportunity is free to teachers from public, private, and home school groups.  The 4-H Embryology training counts as continuing education units and was designed by North Carolina State University.  The curriculum was developed to match the second grade life sciences standard course of study including: learning about the life cycle of animals and students being able to identify ways in which animals closely resemble their parents in observed appearance and ways they are different.

Last spring, over 400 second grade students in Haywood County will participated in Extension 4-H Embryology School Enrichment program.  4-H Embryology is where students incubate chicken eggs for 21 days and then watch baby chicks hatch.  Students take care of the chicks for several days.  Then baby chicks are taken to happily reside at a local farm.  The 4-H school enrichment programs are offered at no-cost to teachers.  4-H school enrichment adds a “learn by doing” experimental learning element to classrooms in Haywood County.  Teacher trainings will be Monday, February 18, and Monday, April 15 at 4pm at the Extension Center.   To sign-up for a teacher embryology training please call 456-3575.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 218,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities.  4-H is a community of young people across America who are developing leadership, citizenship, public speaking, decision-making, and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.  Haywood County 4-H has numerous special interest programs, school enrichment programs, day camps, 4-H clubs, and opportunities for youth to learn while doing.  For more information on the 4-H program in Haywood County please contact the Extension Center at 456-3575.