In the 4-H Incubation and Embryology Program, students ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors learn about embryonic development as they care for developing chicken eggs. During the twenty-one day incubation period, students learn not only the scientific facts of embryology; they learn that life involves care, nurturing, struggles, and joy.

Students study embryonic development by incubating eggs, hatching and caring for chicks, and developing exhibits that demonstrate what they have learned.

Fees and Deadlines for Embryology:

4-H and Extension offer Incubation and Embryology as a service to teachers at a fraction of its actual cost. Your participation fee helps to offset program costs and replace materials.

Returning teachers may opt for "Eggs Only" participation (training every 3 years is still recommended).

Registration Deadline is February 19, 2020.

  • Full participation (new or returning teacher)- Training materials, 2 dozen eggs, feed= $45
  • Training ONLY (new or returning teacher) - NO EGGS = $20
  • "Eggs Only"(returning teachers - no training) = $30

Additional eggs can be ordered for the cost of:

  • 1 dozen additional $10
  • 2 dozen additional $18

Incubators are available for a rental fee of $25 - (limited availability)

NO ADDITIONAL EGGS CAN BE ORDERED AFTER THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE DUE TO SHORTAGES.

 

Training (required for first time participants): Tuesday, February 25 from 4:30 - 7:30p in the Extension Auditorium at 1102 McConnell Rd in Woodstock.
3 CPDU's offered

 

Embryology Egg Pickup April 7 from 7am-4pm at 1102 McConnell Rd in Woodstock in the auditorium.

IL Group Enrollment form and submit to the Extension office:  
 

For additional information, call the Extension office (815.338.3737) or email Michele Aavang at maavang@illinois.edu

 

Please register online.

 

 

 

Program Areas
Event Date(s)
County
McHenry
Event Time
4:30-7:30 PM
Location
1102 McConnell Rd, Woodstock IL, 60098