Maine 4-H featured in 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

A video of Sandy Copel-Parsons, a 4-H community education assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Machias, is included in the National Science Foundation’s 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase. Copel-Parsons is a representative for Maine 4-H, a partner in the STEM Guides program.

The showcase is a way for more than 200 federally funded projects, transforming the STEM educational landscape, to share short videos of their work. Researchers, practitioners, policymakers and the general public are invited to post to the discussions and share feedback. Voting for favorite videos closed May 21.

The STEM Guides video was one of 20 to receive a “Facilitator’s Choice” recognition, and it was the fourth most discussed video.

The STEM Guides are community members who connect youth in rural communities to STEM learning opportunities outside the classroom. They work within five STEM Hubs, located in rural and low-income regions of the state, including Down East, Dexter-Dover, Oxford Hills, Central Lincoln County and Blue Hill.