This event has been canceled.

University of Illinois Extension, Tazewell County 4-H is pleased to offer the Embryology in the Classroom program to area teachers and educators. This program is designed to provide elementary, junior high, and high school teachers with knowledge and resources on the chicken's egg, its importance to man, and its role in reproduction of the species.

By using supplies provided by University of Illinois Extension and your own supplemental resources, students will learn about incubation and embryonic development while enhancing programs in science, language arts, mathematics, social studies and art. This hands-on project is designed to give your students the opportunity to hatch chicks in the classroom. During the 21-day incubation period, students learn to prepare eggs, set up an incubator, record progress, turn eggs, and test eggs for fertility.

There are two options for the Tazewell Embryology in the Classroom program

  • Session 1: February 24 – March 20 (training on February 19)
  • Session 2: April 20 – May 15 (training on April 15)

Both sessions have limited equipment available. Since openings fill up fast and are filled on a first come, first served basis, it is recommended that you drop off your completed form and payment to the U of I Extension office at 1505 Valle Vista Blvd., Pekin, IL 61554. We are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Packet includes details and registration form.

To be added to the Registration list, the Extension office must have all completed forms and payment. If you are interested in signing up or know of other classrooms that might be interested, you are encourage you to complete AND return the registration form and payment as quickly as possible.

Feel free to share this information with any teachers in Tazewell County, who might be interested!

For more information contact Katharine Girone, Tazewell 4-H Program Coordinator, at or 309-347-6614 or visit our website at





Program Areas
Event Date(s)
Event Time
4 to 5 PM
University of Illinois Extension, Tazewell County office