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The Chaffee County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Chaffee County Embryology Program:

Embryology is the study of embryos and their development. The 4-H Embryology Program is a great opportunity for young people to begin learning about the science of life. This program is often considered a school enrichment project to be conducted in school classrooms.

The Chaffee County 4-H Embryology Program gives students the opportunity to learn about chickens, eggs, and embryonic development through observation of the egg hatching process. It provides a great way for students to observe the development of life in just three weeks! Youth tend to the incubating eggs, view the development of embryos, witness the hatching process and then care for the baby chicks for 2–3 days.

Lessons are designed to build student math, science, and language arts skills. We have several different opportunities for your students to engage with this program. Learn more about our various learning opportunities, kits, and costs to find the best option for you and your students.

Extension Programs are available to all without discrimination. If you need special accommodation(s) to participate in the program above, please contact Merielle Stamm at Merielle.Stamm@colostate.du or 719-221-3789. Your request must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of the event.