On Thursday, May 7th, local 5-8th graders from several schools had the opportunity to explore the anatomy of a fetal calf and pig.
The opportunity was organized by Hilary Maricle, and included presentations by Town & Country Veterinarian Dr. Cody Gulbrandson, Boone Central FFA members, and St. Edward FFA members.
Through the experience, students were able to see the calves opened up, and identify major organs and body tissues. This hands-on experience helped to springboard student excitement about science, and hopefully encouraged them to start thinking about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math).
Tom & Trudy Fick provided building access, UNL Extension Agent Steve Pritchard assisted in lesson planning, and the Boone Central Schools Science program provided the dissecting tools.