4-H Embryology

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Fifty-nine second grade classes are hatching quail eggs this spring. Thanks to a generous grant from Community Foundation of Henderson County, all of the classes are using brand new incubators! In 4-H embryology, teachers report an increase in students’ skills in science and responsibility, improved basic knowledge of science and class participation, and an interest in wildlife and caring for wildlife. One teacher says, “Students learned responsibility, telling time, record keeping, compassion, and knowledge of the life cycle. We learned so much about quail, including new vocabulary words, like candling and pipping. It was the highlight of our school year!”

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Brady Morrow, a student at Upward Elementary School, enjoys holding a baby quail.

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Photo of Denise Sherrill, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDenise SherrillExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (828) 697-4891 (Office) denise_sherrill@ncsu.eduHenderson County, North Carolina
Updated on May 14, 2018
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