The National PTA Magazine Our Children did a great write-up in their Jan/Feb 1996
issue about our campaign to replace chick hatching projects in the classroom with
alternative programs. A teacher from Florida told UPC that his school dropped hatching
projects following a warning about salmonella, but that UPC's information in Our
Children now caused him to reflect on the humane issues involved.
UPC is eager to add stimulating new teaching ideas when we revise our booklet,
REPLACING SCHOOL HATCHING PROJECTS: Alternative Resources & How to Order Them.
Last November, we distributed over a thousand free booklets to teachers at the National
Science Teachers Association Convention in Baltimore, and will be exhibiting again
this year at the NSTA Convention in Atlanta. Our ads in teachers' magazines have
generated over a thousand more requests since our booklet was first published in
What Can I Do?
Please order a copy of our booklet, REPLACING SCHOOL HATCHING PROJECTS, for your
school. $3.50. If your school does hatching projects, urge the school to use humane
alternatives instead. Our booklet explains why & how.
- If you are an educator who already has a copy of our booklet, please share with us
how it has influenced your teaching with additional ideas and programs you most
recommend for teaching life cycles without using live animals in the
- Please support our humane education campaign with a generous contribution. Your
gift will provide the much needed resources for revising, reprinting, advertising
and distributing our guide booklet. Thank you!