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Community Central Exploring Maine – and Beyond!

Fifth graders at McMahon Elementary spent some time learning about space this spring! One week, we looked at lunar volcanoes and how scientists are able to study how lava flowed millions of years ago on the moon and the Earth. First, we looked at how lava flows out of volcanoes. Each lava eruption behaved differently as the terrain changed! Check […]

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Community Central Portland Visits Boston

Last week, a group of teen leaders from Portland traveled to Boston for a day of training and celebrating the upcoming Community Central & Summer of Science programming. On the ride down to Boston, these young leaders completed a reflection activity that looks at becoming a STEM Superstar. Based on an article by the National AfterSchool […]

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Community Central is having a STE(A)M-y Spring Break!

In Lewiston, Community Central youth brought art into their STEM activities over spring break. Youth and Teen Leaders reflected on how they embody the 4-H pledge during program sessions and in their daily lives in order to positively impact their world. We use our Heads, Hearts, Hands, and Health in many ways! We hope all […]

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Community Central: Growing #TrueLeaders

Recently, 4-H launched Grow True Leaders, a campaign to empower youth with the opportunity to share their voice and show that their skills are making a difference in their communities. This week, 4-H Community Central is highlighting one of the members of the Teen Leader team in Lewiston as a #TrueLeader. This past Monday, the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension […]

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Community Central: Springing Ahead at McMahon

In Lewiston, Community Central staff and Teen Leaders have been busy getting into the swing of spring programming. Laura and Maisy are now visiting ten classrooms at McMahan Elementary, bringing experiential learning projects to 3rd-5th graders, over 200 students! In fourth grade, students have spent the last few weeks looking at wind turbines and wind energy with the Power of Wind […]

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

Fifth-graders at Cascade Brook School have been learning about chemistry and solutions from the 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 in the article, UMF students […]

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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

A 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 4-H STEM Ambassadors, and the goal is to have UMF students majoring in education or a STEM-affiliated major go into […]

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Community Central, Lewiston: New Faces and Places

Welcome, Maisy! Maisy Cyr, 4-H Community Education Assistant, has joined the Community Central team and will be working with Laura at multiple locations across Lewiston. In other big news, Community Central staff is excited to be working with McMahon Elementary again! This past summer, Laura visited the rising 3rd-grade classrooms during summer school. Beginning in late March/early […]

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4-H Community Central in Boston

Over February break, the Maine 4-H Community Central Teen Leaders hopped the train to Boston to visit the Science Museum and Boston University! After an early morning departure, Community Central teen leaders, staff, and volunteers explored parts of Boston University and then went to the Boston Science Museum. As part of their ongoing workshop series, the teen leaders […]

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February Break STEAM

4-H youth in Lewiston got an up-close look at how science and art interconnect – through sewing! As part of the partnership between Lewiston Housing Authority (LHA) and Community Central, members of the LHA’s Aspirations Program and Community Central educators worked over February break to find out a little bit about the science behind different parts […]

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