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UMaine Extension Follow a Researcher® expedition to Poland begins Nov. 5

Teachers, students and the public are invited to follow two graduate students from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute on their expedition to Katowice, Poland in the fifth Follow a Researcher® expedition, “From UMaine to the UN: Climate Science and Policy,” Nov. 5–Dec. 21. Anna McGinn and Will Kochtitzky are traveling to COP24, the […]

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UMaine Researchers Connect With Classrooms Through Field Research

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s interactive Follow a Researcher® program connects youth with graduate students conducting fieldwork in remote locations around the world. As the program has grown, so has the audience. Classrooms across New England and beyond followed University of Maine graduate student Charles Rodda on his research trip to Peru, UMaine graduate […]

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USDA Posts Blog About Follow a Researcher®

United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) posted a blog about Follow a Researcher®, written by guest author Dr. Lisa Phelps, Program Administrator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Read the post at 4-H invites students to tag along on Antarctic expedition.

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4-H invites students to tag along on Antarctic expedition

By Dr. Lisa Phelps, Program Administrator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension A unique program in Maine is giving teachers around the country the opportunity to let their students tag along with a researcher in the field. The program shows K-12 students the real-life scientific journeys that a STEM-rich (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education […]

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ABC7 and FOX22 report on Follow a Researcher®

If you ever wanted to follow a scientist, now is your chance. A graduate student from the University of Maine is in Antarctica testing glaciers and bringing students along on the journey with her through social media. Read the whole story and watch the video report by reporter Shonna Narine.

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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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