Rhoades Butterfly Park

UMaine Cooperative Extension Programs during COVID-19

UMaine Cooperative Extension: Responding to COVID-19 Maine Farm Product & Pick-Up Directory Learn at Home with 4-H: Educational Resources to use during school closures Victory Garden for ME – YouTube Series Gardening for Wildlife Series – (registration required) Other resources always free and available: YouTube | Publications Mondays 9:00-10:00 am: Garden Chats (weekly topic varies) 10:00 am: Mainely Dish, at-home cooking […]

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Registration Open for Upcoming Bird Workshops

Did you know the third weekend in February is both the Great Backyard Bird Count and Maine Outdoor Weekend? These are both fabulous events and Zabet NeuCollins, your community education assistant, is geeking out over it all. She has organized three workshops, open to 4-H and the general public, geared to get children pumped about […]

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Building Aquaculture Acceptance Through 4-H

4-H began at the end of the 19th century as a way to bring new agricultural techniques to farmers through rural youth programs. The reluctance of farmers to adopt new agricultural practices was circumvented by introducing youth, who were more open to new ideas, to innovative farming methods that they would then bring back to […]

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4-H Aquaculture at the Blue Hill Fair

This year, 4-H at the Blue Hill Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, will include an aquaculture exhibit by youth ages 15-18 who participated in an internship at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin. Seven Hancock County 4-H members participated in the summer internship, where they were involved in the care of […]

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Employment Opportunity: Community Education Assistant

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County invites applications for a part-time Community Education Assistant CL2. Employee will work 16 hours per week to support the 4-H Youth Development program and 4 hours per week to support the Maine Extension Homemakers group in Hancock County. 4-H is the positive youth development program of […]

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4-H Aquaculture Internship Program

The Hancock County 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce an Aquaculture Internship for youth entering grades 10-12 (ages 15-18) this Summer 2019. The program is run in partnership with the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR). Interns will meet once per week for eight weeks at CCAR in Franklin, ME. The interns […]

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4-H Entrepreneurship Program: Egg Business Project

The Hancock County 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce an upcoming entrepreneurship program for youth ages 11-18 in Hancock County. Under the mentorship of a trained 4-H Leader, youth will learn the basics of starting a business and will gain hands-on experience by starting and managing their own chicken egg production business. In […]

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