Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms

Learn about life cycles with baby chicks

At Casey Farm and Your Site

Students learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed, which is raised at Casey Farm. 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 Casey Farm, where a few weeks later students visit them and learn about free-range chickens on one of the oldest farms in Rhode Island.

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Program Details

Available weekdays, March through mid-May, July, and August, by appointment, for PreK – Grade 12. Includes a one-hour classroom visit, one-hour field trip, and three weeks of incubation.

Cost:

Maximum 100 students per field trip. Space for this program is limited and a waiting list exists.

Also Available: Do you have your own incubator and hatching eggs, but would love a way to start your 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 Casey Farm educator can present 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. Available weekdays and Saturdays, spring only. Lasts one hour. Grades K – 8. Classroom, auditorium, or library program available. $100 per program ($75 per library program).

Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go

Related Topics: Farming

Curriculum Links

Project CHICK connects to the Common Core State

Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy and, where applicable, Mathematics adopted in Rhode

Island in 2010, as follows (page numbers from Common Core documents linked below):

Kindergarten

Grade 1

CCSS for Mathematics

Grade 2

Grades 3 and 4

Grade 5

Grades 6 – 8

View full Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

View full Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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