Area students participate in Nebraska Extension’s Animals Inside and Out program
Third and fourth graders from area schools were invited to participate in the Nebraska Extension Animals Inside and Out Program held at Morrill County Fairgrounds in Bridgeport on May 15. Ninety-one youth from schools in the Southern Panhandle, including Banner County fourth and fifth graders, Bridgeport, Creek Valley and Garden County fourth graders attended the day long program to learn more about livestock.
“The program, Animals Inside and Out, is a handson lesson series designed for third through fifth grade youth,” said Sarah Paisley, Extension educator for 4-H Youth Development. “The curriculum focuses on domesticated livestock, namely beef, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry.”
Paisley said that after the program, students walk away with a greater understanding of an animal’s composition, needs, and the important role they play in society by providing us with companionship, milk, meat, fiber, and by-products. Through their exploration, youth also uncover the wide range of careers available in the area of animal science.
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