Outreach

Scientists, sea farmers attend Northeast Aquaculture Conference

More than 500 attendees, including sea farmers and marine researchers from the Damariscotta area, attended the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition held Jan. 11–13 in Providence, Rhode Island. “There was a really good number of producers and scientists, including a lot of young people there, both from the entrepreneur side and science side,” says Dana […]

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Tar pit fossils

Gill examines plants encased in tar pits to reconstruct ice age ecosystem

For tens of thousands of years, the warm, sticky natural asphalt that occasionally bubbled to the Earth’s surface in the area now called Los Angeles was a death sentence for some ice age animals. Woolly mammoths, camels, rabbits, horses, bison, sloths, rodents, snails, turtles, birds and saber-toothed cats perished after becoming mired in the liquid […]

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WABI covers UMaine Extension 4-H Science Saturday on aquaculture

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday that offered middle school students the opportunity to explore aquaculture and marine science research. Participants were able to play games and perform experiments similar to those conducted in UMaine research labs. Topics covered included the creation of waves and the business […]

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Brzozowski cited in Press Herald column on locally raised meat

Richard Brzozowski, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food system program administrator, was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article, “Locally raised Maine meat is not in short supply,” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. Analysts with the Reinvestment Fund presented findings of a recent study geared toward optimizing the state’s red meat supply […]

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Tuesdays at the IMRC spring lecture series kicks off Jan. 31

The University of Maine’s Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center will showcase visiting artists of various mediums, faculty presentations, and performances as part of its spring 2017 artist lecture series. The Tuesdays at the IMRC series provides the university community an opportunity to meet and learn from artists of differing backgrounds who will perform, […]

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New UMaine, Oak Ridge Lab partnership to help state’s forest economy, media report

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz, Woodworking Network and The Free Press reported on newly announced federal funding that will help members of the Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative begin implementing strategies to strengthen and diversify Maine’s valued forest economy. At a press conference in Passadumkeag, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

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Soil health a major focus at Maine Potato Conference, media report

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) and the Bangor Daily News covered this week’s 32nd annual Maine Potato Conference in Caribou, put on by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Soil health was a major topic of this year’s presentations, as growers and industry officials from Maine and other states look for ways to improve yields, […]

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Seacoast Online reports on upcoming beekeeping courses in Springvale

Seacoast Online reported registration is open for Beginner Bee School starting Feb. 9 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Students will learn the basics of bees, honey and keeping hives in this five-week introductory course, according to the article. Master Beekeeper Larry Peiffer, president of the York County Beekeepers’ Association, […]

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