Program Brings Hands-on Science to Kids
Purdue Extension-Delaware County developed new volunteers and partnerships
to expand and improve the embryology science program throughout the county.
In 2012, 15 dozen eggs were hatched before the eyes of approximately 300
school children. This year, 27 dozen eggs were hatched in the classroom,
nearly doubling the opportunity for kids to study science with hands-on
Jay County FFA and Delaware County Farm Bureau loaned three additional
incubators to the program and two Purdue Extension-4-H poultry enthusiasts
brought their knowledge (and full-grown chickens) to the students and
teachers for additional learning.
Teachers always say the embryology program is the most exciting and best
science lesson of the year. The growth of the program seems to back up those
comments. Purdue Extension-4-H volunteers have been instrumental in the growth
and success of the program.
Making A Difference in an Elevator Speech
Joel Brumley, Purdue Extension-Delaware County director, had a thought after
meeting a man on an elevator who introduced himself as the director for the
Delaware County Emergency Management Service.
Brumley presented an elevator speech about the Extension Disaster Education
Purdue Extension Delivers
- Every $1 spent on the Indiana Family Nutrition Program
is expected to create $35.75 in economic returns.
- In a recent survey, 94% of Indiana 4-H participants
graduating from high school planned to pursue post-secondary
- In a similar Midwest state, an independent study concluded
that every $1 invested in Extension yielded $15 in
- Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop recipients
received more than $7 million in grants to support
Not long after that meeting, the two focused their attention on a Community
Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) organization.
In six months, agency personnel and volunteers have met and named a county
coordinator. The new Delaware County COAD will soon be connected to Steve Cain,
Purdue Extension’s disaster education specialist. Cain developed the Indiana
COAD Guidance Manual and has received several awards for his work in disaster
The Delaware County COAD will next identify individuals and groups and the assets
the all can provide to deal with disasters when they occur.
|Delaware||Economic and Community Development; 4-H Youth Development||2013||Making a Difference|
|Delaware||Food and Health; Home, Yard and Garden; Seniors||2012||Making a Difference|
|Delaware||Food and Health; 4-H Youth Development||2012||Making a Difference|
|Delaware||Commercial Horticulture; Field Crops; Food and Health; 4-H Youth Development||2011||Making a Difference|