Media report UMaine Extension 4-H offering virtual science cafés for teens

Daily Bulldog, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel and The Bethel Citizen published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release announcing that UMaine Extension 4-H is offering virtual science cafés for teens in seventh grade through senior year of high school from 3–3:45 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 31. The informal discussions will include UMaine scientists talking about their research, how they became involved in it and what brought them to Maine, the release states. Online registration is required. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jessy Brainerd at 207.581.3877, More information also is online. WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Laura Wilson, 4-H science professional, and Scarlett Tudor, a research assistant at the Aquaculture Research Institute, about the program. “It’s a way to reach out and still allow kids across the state and beyond a chance to interact with a scientist doing some really cool things at UMaine,” Wilson said. Tudor led the first session, with more than 50 kids attending virtually, WVII reported. “It was amazing! The kids had such good questions,” she said, adding that she wants to inspire students and introduce them to new career paths. The Franklin Journal also highlighted the virtual science cafés.