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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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Grad student speaks about research on Falkland Islands Television

Kit Hamley, a graduate student at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was a recent guest on Falkland Islands Television. She spoke about her research on an extinct species of fox called the warrah. Using field and laboratory techniques, Hamley hopes to learn how and when the animal arrived in the Falklands. “It’s been […]

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Kit Hamley “Follow a Researcher” Interview

WLBZ2.com interviewed Kit Hamley, a masters student at the University of Maine, who talked about her role in the UMaine Extension 4-H Follow a Researcher™ program. Hamley is leaving for the Falkland Islands on January 14.

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Follow a Researcher Program

WABI.TV interviewed Kit Hamley about her role in the UMaine Extension 4-H Follow a Researcher® program and her visit to Hudson Elementary School. While at the school, Hamley led the program’s first live Twitter chat for her expedition. Educators and students will be able to communicate with Hamley through live Twitter chats during her expedition, […]

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Fourth Graders Take Trip of a Lifetime!

The UMaine Extension 4-H Follow a Researcher® program gives students a chance to look into a scientist’s world by following her on a trip and communicating with her through social media. Reporter Kaitlyn Connolly of foxbangor.com went to welcome the researcher and talk to the students and their teacher.

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