4-H “GEESE, TURKEYS and CHICKENS, OH MY!” Online Program

Middletown, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-HAnimal Science Program will begin a new online series called “GEESE, TURKEYS and CHICKENS, OH MY!” as a part of the already established Incubation and Embryology Online series hosted by Maggie Smith, 4-H Animal Science Program Manager.

Typically, Incubation and Embryology is a Program that 4-H would partner with local schools to implement in grades one through three to spend twenty-five days learning all about the importance of incubation and embryology. Teachers and students would participate in this great hands-on science activity and physically watch the transformation of embryo to chick.

Since Schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggie Smith and the Orange County 4-H Youth Development team are working to bring their programming to youth and families who are now spending most of their time home and social distancing. Maggie Smith will be completing the entire Incubation and Embryology Program herself and creating videos for youth to watch and learn. Thisseries will focus on Black Australorp Chickens, Red Bourbon Turkeys and African Gray Geese!

““GEESE, TURKEYS and CHICKENS, OH MY!” with Maggie Smith” will be separated into one 10-15 minute video recording per week and will be viewable on Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s YouTube Channel, social media accounts and website at http://cceorangecounty.org/resources/incubation-and-embryology-2020. Videos will be launched on Thursdays at 11:00 AM beginning Thursday, May 14th .

So, mark your calendars! Below is the schedule of class dates and lessons for the “GEESE, TURKEYS and CHICKENS, OH MY!” with Maggie Smith online series:

May 14th – All About Geese!
May 21st – Visiting The Farms!
May 28th – Incubating Chickens and Turkeys
June 11th- All About Black Australops- Chick Hatch
June 18th- All About Red Bourbon Turkeys
June 25th – Headed to the Farm!

For more information, follow us on our CCE Facebook page, Orange County 4-H Facebook page, our Website cceorangecounty.org and our YouTube channel: CCE Orange.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.