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Emily Saddler
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development - STEAM
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270

McLean & Woodford County STEAM in the Classroom

McLean & Woodford County STEAM in the Classroom

2017 Chick It Out

The Chick It Out program is in its 27th year in McLean County. Last year more than 2,400 students participated in the spring hatch program. Designed primarily for 3rd grade classrooms, but adaptable for all grade levels, preschool through high school, participating students explore the science of embryology by caring for a dozen fertilized eggs during their 21-day incubation period.

This year's program will be different as teachers will be given the 4-H Embryology Curriculum which includes the Teacher Guide, Chick Quest 21 Day Poster for the classroom and a Logbook which may be used for group study or copied for individual use.

Teachers participating in the program receive a dozen fertilized eggs, an incubator, hands-on training, lesson plans and student materials.

All materials and equipment are provided at no cost, through the support of the University of Illinois Extension, McLean County.

More information will be available for registration November 2016