The University of California Cooperative Extension of Placer County has conducted the Embryology Outreach Program for more than 20 years. This program has been utilized by teachers throughout the county, reaching 7,000 youth in the past year.
Come and learn to teach the development of life science skills through embryology. Mark your calendars for 4:30 to 6 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 4, and plan to attend the free Embryology Workshop at the Placer County UCCE Office, located at 11477 E Ave., (Building 306, DeWitt Center) in Auburn.
Observe the development of life in just three short weeks with your students. The UCCE Office of Placer County has equipment to loan and research-based materials. They can supply teachers with all necessary components for this experience.
The embryology project provides numerous opportunities for young children to learn, through observation and hands-on activities, the value of life, as well as information about chickens, ducks, eggs, and embryonic development. The lesson can be adapted for use in school classrooms, home schools, after-school programs, and 4-H or other organization project meetings.
Registration for the workshop can be found at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=11948. The deadline to register is Jan. 27. Those without Web access should call the Placer County UCCE Office at 530-889-7385.