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4-H STEM Ambassadors and UMF students teach chemistry to 5th-graders in Farmington

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Fifth-graders at Cascade Brook School have been learning about chemistry and solutions from University of Maine at Farmington students who are majoring in secondary science education, in partnership with the 4-H STEM Ambassadors Program, a 4-H youth development program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Read more about the hands-on lessons at the Sun Journal.

4-H STEM Ambassadors and UMF students team up to teach science, technology, engineering and math skills in RSU 9 classrooms at no cost to the district

Friday, March 25th, 2016
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4-H STEM Ambassador in classroom with kidsA collaboration between UMaine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program and the University of Maine at Farmington is getting participating RSU 9 students excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program is called STEM Ambassadors, and the goal is to have UMF students majoring in education or a STEM-affiliated major go into RSU 9 classrooms to teach STEM-related lessons. The STEM ambassadors, through the 4-H program, are provided with kits including lesson plans, worksheets, and materials needed for classroom activities for each lesson. The program is offered at other University of Maine campuses, too, but February marked the start of UMF’s inclusion in the community outreach program. Read more at centralmaine.com.