Avian Academy

Avian Academy is an annual three-day program hosted during the summer by the Department of Poultry Science for middle and high school STEM and Vo-Ag teachers. It’s purpose is to "educate the educators" about the importance, impact, and massive job demand our state’s number one industry has by providing hands-on labs and curriculum for participants to take straight back to their classrooms. All of these learning modules are created and taught by world-renown UGA Poultry Science faculty!

What are the modules?

  • Review of Modern Georgia Poultry Industry & Careers
  • Breed Identification, Selection, & Antiquities
  • External/Internal Avian Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Alternative Poultry Production Systems (such as backyard flocks, etc.)
  • Poultry Health
  • Embryology & Incubation
  • Curriculum Resource Opportunities
  • Processing & Further Processing
  • Food Safety
  • and all categories of Poultry Judging!

What does it include?

If you are an agriculture teacher, please register via CTAERN. You will be contacted once all spots are full with additional details and instructions. Science teachers should email Jessica Fife using the “Register Here” link below to register.

Lodging and meals are provided by the department.

Register Here

For more information:

Contact Jessica Fife, Outreach Coordinator.


Jessica N. Fife Outreach Coordinator
Poultry Science