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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.


New- 2015 Washington County Annual Report



Upcoming Programs:

4-H Super Sitter Course

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4H is offering a Super Sitter babysitting course Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Dennison Point Road, Trescott.

The course, open to boys and girls age 12 and older, focuses on the physical safety and security of children and addresses youngsters’ social needs, including friendship, companionship, understanding and patience. Participants receive training in basic first aid and how to respond in emergency situations. They also learn about children of different ages, including how to relate to them and how to avoid pitfalls that can accompany childcare. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the class.

Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 23; class is limited to 10 participants. Cost is $20 for 4H members; $25 for nonmembers.  Registration is available online.  For more information, to request a disability accommodation or to register, contact 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (in Maine), or email Registration is available online.


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.

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