UMaine Extension at Washington Academy this summer

East Machias, MaineUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension announces summer programming for youth ages five and older and their parents at Washington Academy, 66 Cutler Road, East Machias.  From June 25–July 30, 8:30–9:30 a.m., “Kids Can Grow and Parents Too!” will be held in the Community Garden in conjunction with the Maine Department of Education Summer Food Service Program. As parents learn healthy eating tips, youth will engage in a garden-based activity, and each session ends by making a snack together with food from the garden. UMaine Extension community education assistants Sandy Copel-Parsons and Rita Stephenson will lead this program.

Also on Tuesdays from June 25-July 30, UMaine Extension 4-H will offer Summer of Science, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Washington Academy cafeteria. This program features STEM activities with a pirate theme and is designed for youth in grades 3–5.

The programs are free of cost.  For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 800.287.1542 (in Maine), 207.255.3345;

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.