UMaine Extension offers free tick webinar June 25

“Ticks in Maine” is the topic of a free University of Maine Cooperative Extension webinar 1–2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Griffin Dill and Dr. Beatrice Szantyr will lead the webinar. 

Dill manages the Tick Lab of the Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory and coordinates the Integrated Tick Management Program, including the tick identification and tick-borne disease testing services. The program conducts surveillance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens to track their distribution, detect trends or changes in tick activity, and identify areas of risk for tick-borne disease in Maine. More information about the Tick Lab is online

Dr. Szantyr, who specializes in internal medicine as well as pediatrics and adolescent medicine, is MaineLyme’s medical advisor. The Maine-based nonprofit’s mission is to decrease the prevalence of Lyme and related tick-borne diseases in the state through awareness, prevention, education and advocacy.

Online registration is required. People who have registered will be sent a Zoom link and phone number to connect with the program. The webinar is accessible by computer and phone. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Donna Coffin, 207.262.7726;