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UMaine professors advance framework for developing socially conscious teacher leaders

In order to develop teacher leaders in preK–12 schools, three University of Maine faculty members suggest a career-spanning framework that emphasizes continuous inquiry, social justice, and an expanded notion of teachers’ roles in schools, communities and society. Rebecca Buchanan, Tammy Mills and Evan Mooney — faculty members in the College of Education and Human Development’s […]

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KJ, Morning Sentinel advances farm products directory 

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Farm and Seafood Products Directory in the article titled “An increased appetite for local food keeps farm stores bustling in Maine.” UMaine Extension worked with Allison Lakin, owner of East Forty Farm and Dairy, and Lakin’s Gorges Cheese in Waldoboro, to develop […]

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Sun Journal highlights Extension’s guidance on plants for pollinators

The Sun Journal highlighted guidance from University of Maine Cooperative Extension about how to support pollinators. UMaine Extension recommends planting tubular-flowered plants in the mint family, like sage and lavender, and plants in the Aster family, like sunflowers and daisies, in gardens. The webinar, “Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators,” is from noon–1 p.m July 20. […]

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Times Telegram highlights Extension’s food preservation assistance

The Times Telegram highlighted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension helping residents preserve their food. UMaine Extension offers the “Preserving the Maine Harvest” webinar series, which features new weekly sessions at 2 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 27. Register for each webinar on the program webpage to attend the live session or get the link […]

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Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop July 15

The University of Maine Career Center and UMaine Graduate School will host the next live University of Maine Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop at 2 p.m. July 15. The free public event, available on the UMaine Graduate School YouTube channel, is part of a workshop series that provides resources for career exploration, networking, […]

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VillageSoup highlights UMaine Extension helping tackle food insecurity in Waldo County

VillageSoup highlighted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Waldo County participating in a new initiative to tackle food insecurity. Waldo County Bounty is a community fundraising and resource-sharing initiative backed by a coalition of community leaders, farmers, small businesses and other supporters, according to the article. UMaine Extension in Waldo County provides educational […]

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Media advance UMaine Extension webinar, updated bulletins

The Wiscasset Newspaper, Boothbay Register and Daily Bulldog advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s all-season gardening webinar and two updated bulletins for summer berries. The webinar, which will be held noon–1 p.m. Aug. 3, will discuss how to build a small movable greenhouse or low tunnel structure for growing winter greens and boosting spring and […]

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Irregular reports on National History Day in Maine contest

The Irregular reported on students from Strong Elementary School competing in the National History Day in Maine contest, co-organized by the University of Maine and the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan. The contest, held virtually this year, is an annual event for teachers and students in grades 6–12 that promotes critical thinking skills through […]

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