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“Chick experts” share knowledge with others

Feb 15, 2017
Susan Haag I just wanted to share a little bit about my experience with ChickQuest. I am a Reading Specialist in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. My third grade students and I participated in ChickQuest. My students had a phenomenal …
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“Here’s what we’ve been waiting for!”

Feb 7, 2017
Mindy Heaston teaches 3rd grade at Graham Elementary in St. Paris, Ohio. She says: We took this video last year of our eggs hatching to help our students see the process after hours. The chicks were hatching early morning and late evening, and my …
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“The highlight of the students’ day”

Feb 1, 2017
Wendy Williams Beatty Park Elementary School Grades 3-5 ChickQuest allowed the students in my classroom to experience something that they would have never experienced. My students are inner city kids; some never even knew what a chicken looked like …
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A chance to try DuckQuest!

Feb 17, 2017
Eileen Elswick 5th grade science teacher Hayes Intermediate, Grove City I’ve used the ChickQuest materials in my 5th grade science class for 2 years. Last year, I was getting ready to order eggs when a friend called to tell me a nesting mallard duck …
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A favorite part of 4th grade

Feb 20, 2017
Alexis Swisher Imagine Groveport Community School I am a 4th grade math and science teacher at Imagine Groveport Community School. Two 4th grade science classes hatched chicks last year. The kids absolutely loved it! We did many experiments and it …
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An engaging experience at Almira Academy

Mar 17, 2017
Desiree Volney teaches 3rd grade at Almira Academy in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She attended a ChickQuest workshop and said, “My students really enjoyed the program. They were completely engaged throughout each lesson and could not …
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Baby chicks at Bolton Elementary

Feb 22, 2017
Keisha Pitts-Bullard Bolton Elementary School What an amazing experience this was! Our kindergarten class collaborated with the third grade class at Bolton Elementary School in Cleveland. The students enjoyed watching the process unfold. The third …
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Chicken corral

Feb 1, 2017
Michelle Atkinson I teach at Horizon Science Academy Toledo, 5th grade Math and Science. We hatched eggs last year and the students loved it! We cleared out the desks and made a chicken corral on the second day we had them. Those chicks had the best …
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ChickQuest: MORE than just hatching chicks!

May 18, 2017
Marti Mercuri of Broadleigh Elementary shares about her experience with the ChickQuest program: I am so thrilled with the Chickquest project. Even though I don’t have my own class, I borrowed a third grade class and we did EVERY STEM activity in the b …
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ChickQuest: not just for little kids!

Feb 6, 2017
Adam Kendig I teach a high school biology class at Arcanum High School. I know that Chickquest is designed for elementary students, but I adapted it to fit my curriculum by starting with an inquiry lesson. I had the students look at the eggs and …
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Chicks draw in admiring visitors

Feb 11, 2017
Mrs. Margie Bodle 3rd grade I am a Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Basic Skills teacher working at St. Mark Catholic School in Cleveland. We incubated and hatched 5 chicks with both 3rd grade classes. It was so much fun! I introduced the unit to the …
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Chicks in the classroom part of Agriscience in the City

Mar 17, 2016
Rob Isner works at George Washington Carver STEM Elementary School in Cleveland as Program Manager for 4-H Youth Development. His position is part of the “Agriscience in the City” program created in 2014 to promote learning about agriculture and agr …
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Congratulations to our Teacher Leader Katrina Swinehart!

Jun 25, 2015
Katrina Swinehart, a GrowNextGen teacher leader, was recently selected as one of DuPont Pioneer’s Agriscience Teachers of the Year. The path to this award began in December, as 315 teachers applied to be considered for this competitive opportunity. T …
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Inquiry-based learning delights students

Feb 13, 2017
Susan Scott I am a Cleveland Metropolitan School teacher who teaches Reading K-8. This year I participated in Chick Quest with my 3rd graders. We had 9 chicks hatch! My students were ecstatic from the time we set up the incubator until the chicks …
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No one can resist these adorable little chicks!

Feb 10, 2017
Cynthia Madanski Robinson Elementary School Toledo, OH I am a science support teacher in an urban school, serving students in grades K-8. I knew the younger students would be thrilled to learn about chicks, but it surprised me how enthralled the …
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Ohio Soybean Council awarded the Golden ARC award

Aug 14, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the GrowNextGen website were awarded a 2014 Golden ARC Award by the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) in June. The Agricultural Relations Council, a national association dedicated …
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So THAT’S what was in those eggs?!?

Feb 6, 2017
Last spring at East Technical High School in Cleveland, students in 9-12 Agriscience Education classes experienced firsthand the miracle of life through the hatching of baby chicks. ChickQuest allowed students to take ownership and protect the lives …
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So what is Ag Biotech Academy REALLY like?

Feb 22, 2016
When I first heard about the Ag Biotech academy, I was nervous to go. As a second year teacher at the time when I went, I was scared that I wouldn’t have much to offer to the course. Being at an event with teachers who have ten times the experience, h …
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Special education classrooms enjoy hatching chicks

Apr 18, 2017
David Lockard is an instructional coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He attended the ChickQuest workshop and conducted the lessons and hatching with two Special Education classrooms at Louis Agassiz Elementary School. “It was a …
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Students study chickens, eggs and more chicks

Feb 24, 2017
Paula Ritter and Jerry Boes Arcadia High School Two of Jerry Boes’s ag ed classes teamed up with Paula Ritter’s Integrated Science II class to study chickens and eggs. While the students were studying eggs, they also had over 50 eggs in two i …
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You’re never too old for ChickQuest!

Feb 14, 2017
​Jane Kuhlman Mount Vernon Middle School I teach in a 7th grade science classroom at Mount Vernon Middle School. ChickQuest is a little extra I do with my kids in the spring. Many students will start out telling how they have already watched this in K …