Faculty, students help create online blueberry museum, Machias Valley News Observer reports

Machias Valley News Observer reported Joline Blais, a new media professor at the University of Maine, and about 20 of her students are working with a Columbia Falls couple to bring their real-life wild blueberry museum online. “For a long time I’d been looking for a way to help my state prosper,” said Blais, who focuses on digital storytelling. “Blueberries pull a lot of threads together.” Dozens of interviews will ultimately provide the core of the online wild blueberry museum primed to bring new recognition to Washington County, according to the article. “We’re interviewing those who have passion and a lifelong connection to the wild blueberry industry,” Blais said. “I want to help my students understand what’s at stake in this economy.”