Community discussion on climate change hosted by experts from Extension, Audubon and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

South Paris, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and McLaughlin Garden and Homestead will host a panel on how climate change impacts plants on Thursday, June 20, 2-3:30 p.m. at 97 Main Street, South Paris.

Climate Change and Plants: Panel Discussion is a moderated conversation about the impacts of climate change on plants with experts in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, ecology, forestry and climatology. Panelists will include Hannah Mullally, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Rebecca Long, Sean Horan, and Sean Birkel, UMaine Cooperative Extension; and Andrew Tufts, Maine Audubon. The discussion will include strategies for individuals and communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Attendees may submit questions for the panelists ahead of time by way of a link provided in the registration confirmation email.

This program is offered free of charge but registration is required on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.743.6329 or

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.