Just because you're a kid, it doesn't mean that you can't help with the conservation of heritage breeds! Check out the resources below for ways you can learn about heritage breeds, help teach your family and friends about them, and maybe even own one yourself!
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In partnership with the North Carolina Chatham County 4-H, The Livestock Conservancy has co-created a virtual 4-H Embryology Program "From Embryo to Chick." Traditionally, the Embryology Program is offered to schools serving elementary age students, and held in the classroom with teachers guiding students through the incubation process and embryonic life cycle. However, due to school closures, caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the program was unable to be held in the classroom, so we created a virtual learning experience available on YouTube.
Noah's Ark Today (NAT) is an inquiry-based and standards-based curriculum closely aligned with the National Education Standards in Social Studies and Science. Please follow the link to access the full Noah's Ark Today Curriculum.
*Note: The curriculum was created several years ago and is currently housed on our old website. We plan to update it in the future, but a few links may be out-of-date.
Joining an agricultural club is a great way to learn about agriculture and connect with others who share your interests. Consider joining one of the organizations below and help spread the word about endangered livestock breeds.
The Livestock Conservancy offers a special membership just for students for only $25.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Some schools have their own FFA chapter and some don't. If you school does, you can join FFA and consider participating in events with heritage breeds, like showing or judging animals. Learn more at FFA.org.
4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S. In most states, kids can join 4-H if they're between the ages of 8 and 18 - some states offer programs for younger children. To find a 4-H club near you, click here.