Penn State Extension 4-H Embryology Survives Hurricane Sandy
Posted: January 8, 2013
Emails from the teachers indicated that they had taken their incubators home with them. Gwen Quinn from Northwood Academy had four hatches going on in her home and managed to hatch more than 50% of the eggs before losing power at her home. This was Northwood Academy’s first participation in the Penn State Extension Philadelphia 4-H Embryology Program as well as Jenn Czulada and Danielle Winters from The Bethune School. Fortunately, the other teachers experienced no power loss and were successful also.
When Jackie arrived to pick up the chicks at The Bethune School, the two teachers, students, and some staff members greeted her in the lobby of the school along with their hatched chicks. They were still excited but sad about saying “good-bye”; they were also full of questions. Jackie gladly answered their questions, a bright spot in the glum week that followed the sad news about Hurricane Sandy and the families that were affected. Ms. Czulada gave her a packet of letters that the students had written. At the end of the day, Jackie sat down to open up this prized packet of letters at the end of a somewhat hectic day. Included in this article is one of the letters that Jackie received and treasures. Reading letters like this are the best way to end a busy day.