Making a Difference Newsletter, Issue 2, Volume 16 (Jul-2016) Issue 2, Volume 16 (July 2016) - Page 9

Agent Marcus Glenn, 4-H & Youth Development Agent (CEP-PVAMU) and Harris County 4-H partnered with Prairie View A&M’s International Goat Research Center, Texas Department of Agriculture, the City of Houston’s Health Department, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and USDA Veterinary Services to host the second annual Mobile Awareness Day about Agriculture Science at four Harris County elementary schools (Hartsfield, Bastian, Sneed and C.O.R.E. Academy) May 16th-20th.

Students rotated thru eight sessions that focused on general agriculture, nutrition, horticulture, water conservation, poultry, goats, zoonotic diseases and western culture and heritage.

Mobile Agriculture Awareness Day reached 642 youth who normally would not have had any exposure to agriculture and the role it plays in their everyday lives. Youth learned about ways that agriculture touches their lives on a daily basis, as well as nutrition, how to protect themselves from the spread of communicable diseases and western heritage.

Agent Marcus Glenn, Harris County 4-H & Youth Development (CEP-PVAMU), conducted Hatching in the Classroom at eight Harris County elementary schools. During the 21 day program, students learned parts of the egg, studied the developmental process of the embryo and were amazed watching the baby chicks work their way out of the shell. Students from Hartsfield, Kashmere Gardens, Pleasantville, Bastien, Hillard, Elmore, Crosby, and C.O.R.E. Academy participated in the program.

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