Vernon E. Cleaves Agricultural Science & Technology
Lyman Hall High School

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Agricultural Courses

Plant Science
The plant science class is a comprehensive course dealing with various aspects of the horticultural sciences. The students learn in the classroom, in the greenhouses, and outdoors. Students have the opportunities to earn UConn credits.

Units Include: Greenhouse Growing, Floral Design, Vegetable Gardening, Landscape Design, Intro to Botany

Students explore aquaculture and marine sciences in classrooms and laboratory settings, practicing the latest techniques in fish management and production.

Units Include: Intro to Aquaculture, Water Quality, Aquatic Biology, Health Management, Species Identification, Hatchery Management

Food Science
Food science is an applied science devoted to the study of food. Students will study the nature of foods, nutrition and food choices, cultural aspects of food, development of new food products, and sensory evaluation as well as the microbiology and chemistry used in the development of new, safe food products.

Units Include: Human Nutrition, Food Industry, Food as Culture, Food Safety and Sanitation, Food Formulation, Food Microbiology

Agricultural Mechanics
Students operate, construct, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair different kinds of equipment as well as various parts of structral systems.

Units Include: Tractor Driving, Plumbing, Boat Building, Welding, Surveying, Electricity, Small Gas Engines, Turf Management, Athletic Field Maintenance

Wildlife Biology
Students investigate aspects of natural resources and the environment in the classroom and outdoor lab in areas including conservation, wildlife, plants, water, soils and explore the interrelationships within ecosystems.

Units Include: Tree Identification, Environmental Science, Ornithology, Mammology, Herpetology, Environmental Awareness, Tractor Driving, Wildlife Management, Forest Management, Wildlife Research Techniques

Small Animal Technology
This class blends veterinary science and small animal care and management; students examine the different facets of the various small animal science fields through practical experience and hands-on instruction.

Units Include: Animal Behavior and Handling, Grooming, Veterinary Technology, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Advocacy, Animal Health, Animal First Aid

Large Animal Technology/ Equine Science
Students explore all areas of animal science and animal production with an emphasis on large animals and the equine species; they recieve hands-on instruction and practical experience in the barn where they tend to all the different animals.

Units Include: Intro to Equine, Intro to Livestock, Animal Behavior, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Horse Farm Management, Nutrition, Genetics
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