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Middle schoolers invited to explore aquaculture during UMaine 4-H Science Saturday

Middle school students are invited to explore aquaculture and marine science research during the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday, Jan. 21. From 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in 101 Libby Hall, youth in grades six through eight will play games and perform experiments similar to those conducted in UMaine research labs. Topics covered will […]

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UMaine to host Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival Oct. 11

More than 650 students from 12 middle and elementary schools throughout northern and central Maine will convene at the University of Maine on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for the biennial Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival. The festival, which will be held from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. in the New Balance Field House, offers an opportunity for students […]

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Tanglewood 4-H Center to host harvest festival, 5K trail race

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville will host a Fall Harvest Festival and a 5K trail race from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Activities include ecology-themed walks in the Tanglewood forest, apple cider pressing, pumpkin painting and archery. The festival is free; the 5K trail race fee is […]

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UMaine Extension program featured on Science Friday

Science Friday, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information, recently posted about a University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program that connects youth with a graduate student conducting fieldwork in a remote location. This fall, the Follow a Researcher™ program will take place in Antarctica with Lynn Kaluzienski, […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H connects students with researcher in Antarctica

This fall, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will again connect youth with a graduate student conducting fieldwork in a remote location as part of its Follow a Researcher™ program. The program’s third expedition will take place in Antarctica with Lynn Kaluzienski, a Ph.D. student in UMaine’s Department of Earth and Climate Sciences and […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H seeks volunteers for Union Fair

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H seeks volunteers to teach children about the importance of farming at the 4-H Farm-to-Fair interactive exhibit at the Union Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20–27. Volunteers will be given an orientation about the exhibit, which includes farming facts to share during the three-hour shift. To sign […]

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Research: Shifting ecosystems in the Falkland Islands

Read transcript University of Maine researchers, including Kit Hamley, explore how extinct and introduced animals affect the Falkland Islands and seek to help farmers, sheep, tussock grass, tourists and penguins coexist in light of competing interests, sea-level rise and erosion. Hamley helped develop the 4-H Follow A ResearcherTM program at UMaine, which connects K–12 students […]

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Maine 4-H Foundation Partners with Paris Hill Country Club

The Maine 4-H Foundation is partnering with the Paris Hill Country Club to provide a summer of golf on the historic Paris Hill greens and a summer of chances to enter to win $10,000!  Buy a Maine 4-H Foundation raffle ticket for $26 and receive an 18 hole rounf of golf. In addition, the Paris […]

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UMaine Extension to host National 4-H Shooting Sports instructor training

University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond has been selected to host the 2016 National 4-H Shooting Sports instructor training this summer at 17 Conservation Lane, Bryant Pond. This is the first time Maine has been selected to host the event, which will be held Monday through Friday, June 6–10. The […]

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Explore the outdoors at UMaine Extension 4-H vacation camps

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camps and Learning Centers will host April vacation day camps in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 through Friday, April 22. Campers at Tanglewood in Lincolnville, which is open to youth ages 4–12, take part in ecology-themed outdoor activities in the forest. […]

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