If chicks are peeping, lambs are bleating and calves are bawling, it must mean that spring has arrived at West Virginia University’s Animal Sciences Farm and Kiddie Days are just around the corner.
Hosted by the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences in WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Kiddie Days gives thousands of area kids (and adults) the chance to explore a working farm.
The annual event will be held April 24-27 at the farm on Stewartstown Road.
“We plan to have chicks and ducklings, and mothers with young sheep, swine, dairy and beef cattle,” said Matt Wilson, interim director of the Division. “Our farm personnel, students and faculty will be on hand during this four-day period to lead tours and individuals at each station will be able to explain, answer questions, and provide assistance as needed.”
The farm is especially green right now because of the mild winter making this a great year for a spring visit, he added.
Tours will start each day at 9 a.m. with the last tour of the day beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. To schedule a tour for a group of 10 or more, call 304.293.2631 between 8:30 a.m. and noon and 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals or small groups do not need to make reservations in advance.
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