“Shhh! Don’t scare the chicks!” is not the usual warning that you would find on a classroom door but thanks to a grant from FMFCU Foundation, some Delaware County students are learning more about Embryology- a 21 day incubation program for students to see the full development of a chick through candling from start to finish.
Colleen DiMaggio, gifted teacher in the Southeast Delco School District, learned about the Foundation’s latest round of Teacher Mini-Grants and was quick to jump on the opportunity to apply because she knew the program would be something her students “would always remember.” Thanks to Ms. DiMaggio’s efforts, students throughout her district have experienced this unique program first hand.
In addition to a complete curriculum with enriching curricular resources, the 4-H program provides full support including an introductory lesson, printable resources as well as accessibility to the 4-H educators throughout the duration of the in-class program. Also included is an incubator to use for the duration of the program, fertile eggs,