Haywood Extension to offer embryology class training

By Haywood County Cooperative Extension | Apr 02, 2014

Haywood County Extension 4-H is offering 4-H School Enrichment Embryology curriculum to Kindergarten and second-grade classrooms in Haywood County. During the 21 days it takes to hatch baby chicks, students will learn about the life cycle, care for the chicks each day, and witness their arrival.

The 4-H Embryology Curriculum was designed by N.C. State University to match the Common Core standards and add a “learn by doing” experimental learning element to the classroom. The 4-H Embryology curriculum is free to public, private and home-school teachers and counts as continuing education units for Haywood County School teachers.

A teacher training session will be offered at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Haywood County Extension Center. Call 456-3575 to register. Spaces are limited.

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. For more information on the 4-H program in Haywood County, call 456-3575.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Charles Zimmerman | Apr 04, 2014 10:42

            While this is a very good program, it certainly is a mere rudimentary one. Personally, I would require all 4th grade students to own and care for a pig including breeding, gestation/farrowing, birth, feeding, and slaughter.

             Which came first? The chicken or the egg.  


              Proper answer: The cock. No cock no egg.

               Every student should know this.



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