Thousands of youngsters from area elementary schools, Head Start programs and child care centers will get a closer look at a working farm during Kiddie Days at the West Virginia University farm Tuesday, April 29, to Friday, May 2.

Hosted by WVU s Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, Kiddie Days gives children in the region access to the Universitys Animal Sciences Farm in Morgantown on Stewartstown Road. Tours will run each day beginning at 9 a.m., with the last tour at 2 p.m.

We will plan to have chickens with egg hatching and mothers with young sheep, swine, dairy and beef cattle,said Paul Lewis, director of the Davis Colleges Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences.Our farm personnel, students and faculty will be on hand during this four-day period to lead the tours, answer questions and provide assistance as needed.

Biosecurity measures are important, Lewis added, and visitor cooperation is needed to maintain animal and human health standards.

We are asking anyone (chaperones, children, parents or other relatives) who has traveled abroad in the last 10-14 days to please not accompany your group to the farm,he said.We will also have hand sanitizing solution available and ask that you use it before leaving the farm.

Admission is $2. People needing disability-related accommodations to participate in this event should contact Denise Hunnell in the Davis Colleges Office of the Dean at 304-293-2395 or .