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Welcome to Cooperative Extension in Washington County

Extension expert conducts research in blueberry fields; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Washington County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to  Washington County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site, or contact us.

 

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NEW- 2017 Washington County Annual Report

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The nomination period for the 2018 Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award has ended for this year.

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Upcoming Programs:

 

4-H Summer of Science Series

What is 4-H Summer of Science? It is a series of weekly STEM activities for kids in grades 3-7. In the 2018 activities, kids will be tasked with building a virtual structure on a Maine island. The kids will have to use the Engineer Design Process to confront real world challenges for residents on an island.

Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. 4-H staff or volunteers conduct the activity with groups of 5-10 kids. Supplies and instructors are provided by UMaine 4-H.

The series will take place in Machias, Calais, Princeton, Lubec and Jonesport.  For more information or to register, please contact Tara Wood at tara.a.wood@maine.edu or 207-255-3345.

 

Dining with Diabetes Down East

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

Please click here to find out more information.


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