FALMOUTH, Maine — 4-H Embryology Project Kits are available for loan to Cumberland County youth organizations throughout the year from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County 4-H Program, 75 Clearwater Dr., Ste. 104, Falmouth, ME 04105. The cost for kit rental is $10. This fee can be waived if necessary for qualifying organizations. A $50 deposit in the form of a check is also required. Deposit will be returned when equipment is returned undamaged.
The Embryology Project Kits provide an experiential learning opportunity for youth by providing materials needed to successfully hatch chicks. Youth develop a personal connection to the food system through this hands-on learning. Youth learn life skills such as disease prevention, problem solving, record keeping, planning, and organizing. They can study the process of incubation, learn about the cycle of life, care for healthy and possibly unhealthy chicks, and work as a team to ensure the success of their project.
Kits contain a Styrofoam incubator with viewing window, thermometer, hygrometer, heat lamp with bulb, food & watering dishes, disinfectant, 4-H Cooperative Extension Curriculum, and a poster display showing developmental stages and information on embryology. Participants must find their own fertile eggs for use with the kit (list provided with kits) and must have someone willing to take hatched chicks after the program. For more information or to register to borrow one of the Embryology Project Kits please visit: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/embryology-project-kit/.
For more information call 207-781-6099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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