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Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms

Rhode Island

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*Please Note: Project CHICK is SOLD OUT for the 2013-2014 school year. We are taking reservations for summer and for the 2014-2015 school year.

Students learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed. A farm educator visits the classroom with everything needed to incubate a clutch of eggs, sets up the equipment, and engages students in a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. Twenty-one days later, as students observe, the chicks hatch. Baby chicks are returned to the farm, where a few weeks later students visit them and learn about free-range chickens on one of the oldest farms in Rhode Island.

Weekdays, March through mid-May, July-August, by appointment

One-hour classroom visit, one-hour field trip, three weeks of incubation

Grades per-K - 12

Cost:

  • $125 for in-school program (classroom and auditorium programs available)
  • $6 per student for field trip.
  • Add a second field trip program, such as At the Bay or On the Farm, on the same day for an additional $6.

(maximum 100 students per field trip)
NOTE: Space for this program is limited and a waiting list exists.

Also available: Do you have your own incubator and hatch out eggs, but would love to have a way to start the program off with a bang? Or are you in charge of after-school or library programming for children and looking for something a bit different? A farm educator presents a slide show on chicken development and behavior. This is followed by a hands-on display of various bird eggs and a visit from one of the farm's Dominique chickens, a rare breed we are actively conserving.

Weekdays and Saturdays, Spring only

One hour

Grades K - 8

Classroom, auditorium, or library program available.
Cost: $50 per program
        $25 for library program

 

Curriculum Link


Type of Program:
Field Trips, Programs to Go

Related Topics:
Farming

Request this program:
Telephone:(401) 295-1030
Email:CaseyEd@historicnewengland.org

Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms