4-H Richmond In-School Programming
The 4-H Embryology Project is a unique opportunity for Richmond City youth to experience first hand the incubation period and hatching of chickens. The incubation period takes a total of 21 days from initial incubation to hatching of the chicks. Eggs will be candled between 10-14 days into the incubation period. Children and teachers care for the eggs until the chicks are ready to hatch. After hatching the chicks may remain in the classroom for a maximum of 1 week before being released back to VCE Richmond City.
This program allows youth to learn about the plant development process at is relates to the Virginia SOLs for 3rd-5th objective. Urban Gardening provides teachers with all the materials to experience plant growth inside the classroom.