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Youth Benefit from 4-H@UMaine

About 100 Maine youth took part in 4-H@UMaine, an annual event that introduces boys and girls to campus life, career exploration and experiential learning at the University of Maine.

On May 16-17, youth ages 12-17 became familiar with university offerings by staying overnight in residence halls, eating in the dining halls and attending workshops presented by UMaine faculty and graduate students.

Students from the Washington County towns of Columbia, Milbridge and Addison attended. Each participant chose three workshops to attend. Topics included composite materials, embryology, fundamentals of acting, aquaculture, high-altitude ballooning, dance, field skills for the forest, ecology, ocean waves, veterinary medicine, permaculture, chemical engineering, nanotechnology and nutrition and health.

More than 20,000 Maine children participate in 4-H activities; 4-H is the youth development program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension. To learn more about UMaine Extension’s 4-H program, contact Nicole Willey at the Washington County Extension office at 207.255.3345, nicole.h.willey@maine.edu.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:  As a trusted resource for almost 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.

Schylar D. works on a project.

Schylar D. works on a project.

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