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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family & Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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About 4-H Outreach

Boulder County 4-H offers in-school opportunities that combine 4-H curriculum with school standards for a low cost.

Embryology- $50

Embryology is a fun, rewarding and educational project! The study of embryos is a great way to observe the development of life in just three short weeks by hatching chickens right in your classroom. The project provides numerous opportunities for children to learn the value of life through their observations and information about chickens, eggs and embryonic development.

The fee includes two instructional visits to the classroom, curriculum manual to borrow, 1 dozen fertilized eggs, use of our incubator, heat lamp, feeder and waterer, and a small bag of chick food.  We will take the hatched chicks and return them to the farmer who supplied the eggs or a 4-H member. We are limited on incubators, so they are available on a first come – first serve basis.

Ages: Pre K-12 (suited best for late grade school/ middle school) – Duration: 21 Days – Cost: $50 – Contact:

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact us if you are interested in hosting or leading a Boulder County 4-H in-school, after-school, community or neighborhood setting. We provide training, curriculum and materials.

Call: Faith Kroschel at (303) 678-6387 or email

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.