The Purdue Extension-Hancock County Office offers programs geared for the local schools. Contact our office for a complete list of programs, 317-462-1113.
Through the observation and hatching of chicken eggs, students explore their understanding of life and the embryo. We provide the incubator, the eggs, a poster on chicken development, and all supplies necessary for the project. The incubator is fully automatic so it can be left at school on weekends. This is a continuous project for at least a 21-day period; our instructor will train the teachers on the proper use of the incubators and present two lessons to the class during the incubation.
If you are interested in this program, please contact the Hancock County Extension Office, (317) 462-1113. There is a $20 fee for this program. It is the teachers responsibility to find a home for the chicks before the program begins.
Exploring MyPlate with Professor Popcorn is a nutrition education program that has been developed specifically for youth in grade 3. Nine out of 10 leading causes of death in the United States can be linked to nutrition.
Therefore, we would like to assist you in educating our young people about healthy nutrition, food safety, and the importance of lifelong physical activity. The curriculum, based on current research, satisfies several objectives from the Indiana State Science and Health Academic Standards. Professor Popcorn is made available at no cost to you through the Purdue Extension Hancock County office. If you would like more information about this program, please call us at (317) 462-1113.