Media shares news of Scocchi’s national award

The Mount Desert Islander, Bangor Daily News and Morning Ag Clips reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi received the 2021 Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award, presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. Scocchi, along with award team members Melissa Malmstedt, education and outreach coordinator at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, and Scarlett Tudor, education and outreach coordinator at the Aquaculture Research Institute, developed and delivered an at-home aquaponics program to reach youth with interests in fish, home aquaria or modern agricultural technology who were isolated at home during the pandemic. More information is available on the UMaine Extension 4-H Aquaponics Project website.