Scocchi discusses 4-H Tick Project with News Center
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi spoke with News Center Maine about the 4-H Tick Project. In this community science program, children and teenagers collect, identify and learn about ticks while contributing to university research. “We can collect the ticks in the drag and immediately test them instead of packaging them up, sending them to the lab and waiting a couple of weeks for results,” Scocchi said. The program, now in its second year, has grown to involve more than 1,500 participants, according to News Center. The station also highlighted the UMaine Extension Tick Lab in another report.