Dates: July 20-31, 2015
Come explore biology through the study of chickens! This ASRA module will introduce budding scientists to animal science through the lens of poultry science, including embryology, anatomy and
physiology, and behavioral ecology. Students will incubate and hatch chicken eggs, dissect a cooked chicken and recreate its skeleton, and study the behaviors of chickens through observation. The module will culminate in a final project where students design a chicken coop using the knowledge they gained
throughout the module.
Originally from Michigan, Avril Wiers moved to Alaska in 2010 to try her hand at farming in the Arctic. Since arriving in Alaska, she has taught science enrichment programs, supervised school gardens, and canned a lot of vegetables. For the past four years, she has worked as the agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School. In her free time, she engages in lots of chicken snuggling.
Suleymi Juarez was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was three years old. Suleymi has been an active Effie Kokrine FFA member for two years now, and currently serves as the chapter's Vice President. She loves volunteering and hanging out with fellow FFA members.