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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:

 

4-H National Youth Science Day Train-the-Trainer Workshop

What to expect

Participate in a two hour training introducing this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Rockets to the Rescue!”

4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment.  This train-the-trainer workshop will offer two hours of professional development for 4-H volunteers, after-school and child care providers, teachers, or library staff.

The workshop will be delivered via distance learning, to sites around the state.  At the end of the workshop participants will have experience and resources to deliver the 2014 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment “Rockets to the Rescue!”

Learn More About How to Participate

More information and online registration is available here.

Registration will close 10 days prior to training.

Cost:   $10 for currently enrolled 4-H volunteers (volunteers must confirm with Jessy Brainerd or Sarah Sparks for coupon code to get this reduced rate)

$25 for non-enrolled volunteers

Training dates, times, and locations

September 11th, 6:30 pm
Bangor, Caribou Hall, 307 Maine Avenue
Ellsworth, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Lisbon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 24 Main Street
Machias, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center Street

September 12th, 3:30 pm
Dover-Foxcroft, University of Maine Cooperative Extension,165 East Main Street
Falmouth, University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive
Waldo, RSU 20 staff only

October 7th, 6:30 pm
Augusta, Kennebec County Government Center, 125 State Street, 3rd Floor
Ellsworth, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Houlton, Sheriff’s Department, 25 School Street, suite 210
Machias, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 28 Center Street
Orono, University of Maine
Skowhegan, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 7 County Drive
South Paris, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 9 Olson Road
Waldoboro, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 377 Manktown Road

 

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.

Please click on the above link to find out more information.

 

New Offering- Small and Home-Based Business Focus Group

Please click on the above link to find out more information.

 


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