Outreach

‘The Maine Question’ asks how Cooperative Extension helps people thrive

While University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s roots are in agriculture, the 106-year-old organization helps all Mainers thrive with its relevant research-based programs that promote child development, nutrition, robotics, entrepreneurship and more.  Recently, “more” has included providing communities with much-needed resources during the pandemic. In this initial podcast of Season 4, “The Maine Question” host Ron […]

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Times Record promotes virtual Maine Fishermen’s Forum

The Times Record promoted virtual events in February, March and April that are part of the 2021 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, noting that Bridie McGreavy, an assistant professor of environmental communication at the University of Maine, is organizing it and will co-host the shellfish day discussion. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual science cafés start March 2

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. each Tuesday beginning March 2. Maine 4-H Virtual Science Cafés will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and providing insight into what motivated their work.  In the first webinar, UMaine Advanced […]

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O’Neill cited in News Center coverage of Madison mill repurposing

News Center Maine cited Shane O’Neill, forest industry business development manager at the University of Maine, in a story about the repurposing and reopening of a shuttered mill in Madison. “There’s been a lot of effort put forward in increasing the diversification of Maine’s forest economy,” O’Neill said. “So, we can maximize the value from […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights students’ ‘It’s Personal’ donation campaign

The Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine announcement about a student-led campaign to collect donations of personal care items for the campus food pantry, the Black Bear Exchange. Honors Ambassadors Katie Tims and Bailey West sponsored a campus food drive last fall that garnered more than 500 items for the pantry and a […]

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Media promote talk by Arctic Initiative Fellow Ulmer

The Bangor Daily News and the Penobscot Bay Pilot promoted a talk by Fran Ulmer, Arctic Initiative senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center at the Kennedy School of Government, scheduled for 3 p.m. March 8. Ulmer’s talk, “Rapid Arctic Change: Why Does It Matter and How Can the Science Community Help?” is sponsored by […]

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Walsh highlights virtual college planning sessions in WVII segment

WVII (Channel 7) talked with Kate Walsh, an advisor at the University of Maine’s Maine Educational Opportunity Center, about a new webinar series that helps people apply to college and explore financial aid and scholarship options. “The Essentials of College Planning” is being offered statewide. More information about the program is online.

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Media advance virtual science café for teens

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, the Daily Bulldog and Centralmaine.com highlighted University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H offering virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 from 4–4:45 p.m. every Tuesday beginning March 2. “Maine 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafés” will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and what led […]

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