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Extension expert conducts research in blueberry fields; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Washington County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to  Washington County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site, or contact us.


Upcoming Programs:

Dining with Diabetes Down East

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for 4 weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

Programs have been scheduled for Calais, Eastport and Machias!  Please click on the above link to find out more information.


4-H Super Sitter Babysitting Course

Saturday, May 10, 2014
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
28 Center Street, Machias
9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Cost- $15 for 4-H members and $20 for 4-H non-members
The course is open for boys and girls ages 12 and up.

The emphasis of the course is on the physical safety and security of the child but points out equally important needs such as friendship, companionship, understanding and patience.  Students will learn about children of different ages, how to relate to them, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that often accompany childcare. Participants will receive training in basic first aid and how to respond in an emergency situation.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration is required.  Class is limited to ten participants.  For more information, to request a disability accommodation, or to register, please call the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 1-800-287-1542 or email by Monday, May 5th.

Fee is due at the start of class.
Checks can be made payable to University of Maine.


Courage to Teach®: A Retreat for Personal & Professional Renewal

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cobscook Community Learning Center
10 Commissary Point Road in Trescott, Maine 04652
A retreat to reflect upon your calling as an educator, align your personal values with your professional practice, and revitalize you heart, mind and spirit. This experiential gathering is open to all pre-K through 12 and post-secondary education teachers and school leaders who wish to pause and reflect upon their teaching and remain true to themselves in the midst of challenging times and situations.


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