Outreach

Franklin Journal reports outdoor leadership program offered at Bryant Pond

The Franklin Journal reported the University of Maine Early College program is offering a new outdoor leadership pathway program for western Maine high school students to earn UMaine college credit tuition-free. The outdoor leadership program at UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond focuses on developing an individual’s leadership skills while providing intensive […]

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Daily Bulldog previews 4-H Summer of Science program in Farmington

Daily Bulldog previewed a free Summer of Science program for school-age children, run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, at the Farmington Public Library. Participants will use the Engineer Design Process and act as pirates seeking hidden treasure while learning ocean science, Daily Bulldog reported. Sessions include “Seaweed Filter” at 1 p.m. July 18, […]

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BDN speaks with Welcomer, Marcinkowski about goat milking, cheesemaking

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Stephanie Welcomer, professor and associate dean of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine; and David Marcinkowski, associate professor and extension dairy specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “Maine farmers were milking goats long before it was trendy.” “The original [goat] cheese […]

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VillageSoup previews 4-H Summer of Science program in Cushing

VillageSoup previewed a free Summer of Science program for children ages 7–12, run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, to be held at the Cushing Public Library beginning at 1:30 p.m. July 26. Additional sessions will be held on Aug. 2 and 9. Participants will use the Engineer Design Process and act as pirates […]

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Advertiser Democrat advances UMaine Extension poultry raising workshop

Advertiser Democrat advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop on raising backyard poultry from 1–3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Oxford County Extension office in South Paris. Colt Knight, Extension livestock specialist, will discuss poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition for small-scale egg producers, the article states. The cost is $10 per person and […]

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Study finds small mammals aid expansion of warm-climate trees

A new study by Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at the University of Maine, finds small mammals could affect whether trees spread to new areas in a warming climate. Mortelliti’s research, which was published in the journal Oikos, looks at the behavior of small forest mammals that eat acorns and other […]

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Bilingual signage — English and Penobscot — now at UMaine

New University of Maine building and road signage on campus is now bilingual — English and Penobscot. Signs for Memorial Gym and New Balance Student Recreation Center note the names in Penobscot — αttali-milahəyαwələtimək — translated as “place where you play a variety of games.” At Fogler Library, awihkhikaní-wikəwαm means “book house”; at Wells Conference […]

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WABI previews Apollo 11 anniversary celebration at UMaine

WABI (Channel 5) previewed a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing to be held at the University of Maine on July 20. The celebration, “Moon, Maine, and Mars,” hosted by UMaine and the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, will feature a planetarium show, guided space tour and hands-on activities, WABI […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Swine 101’ seminar statewide

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present the free seminar “Swine 101: Raising Pastured Pork” in 10 locations, from Presque Isle to Falmouth, in July and August. A smoked pork meal will be provided.  Colt Knight, UMaine Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist, will talk about breed selection, reproductive information, nutrition, fencing, housing and […]

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