Outreach

BDN, Pen Bay Pilot highlight funding for UMaine Foundation, Hudson Museum to promote traditional handcrafts

The Bangor Daily News and Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted funding the University of Maine Foundation and Hudson Museum were awarded through the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund. The funds, which total $112,807 for 13 projects from several organizations, will help finance projects that promote traditional handcrafts throughout Maine, including fiber arts, ceramics, basketry, jewelry, glass arts, […]

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‘The Maine Question’ asks about best practices for educators during pandemic

“What best practices can educators use during the pandemic?” Find out in the first episode of Season 3 of “The Maine Question” podcast. When the coronavirus was causing a major shift last spring in how schools across the country educated children, Catherine Biddle, Maria Frankland and students from the College of Education and Human Development […]

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Food insecurity in the time of COVID-19 talk Sept. 21

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will offer an interactive online session on food insecurity during COVID-19 3–4 p.m. Sept. 21.   “Safety nets and bootstraps: Mainers and food insecurity in the time of COVID-19” will discuss the fundamentals of food insecurity, and summarize a recent survey of […]

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Experts to address climate change topics, questions in free webinar 

What is Maine doing to address climate change? How does climate change impact geopolitical unrest? Are the wildfires in the western United States related to climate change?  People interested in learning more about these and other topics are invited to the “A Climate Change Forum — Your chance to ask questions about climate change” webinar […]

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Moose

Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health $148,492 for the three-year project that begins in January 2021. Dramatic […]

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Press Herald talks with Savoie about increased interest in canning

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Kathleen Savoie, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, about attendance at UMaine Extension webinars focused on food preservation and the burgeoning demand for canning support and supplies. “People are pickling anything they get their hands on,” said Savoie. She believes that gardening and canning are not a manifestation of […]

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Press Herald, Ellsworth American interview Moran about apple crop

The Portland Press Herald and Ellsworth American talked with Renae Moran, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor of pomology, about this year’s apple crop. She noted to the Press Herald the crop seems to be as good as it can be considering Maine’s drought conditions. The professor said to the Ellsworth American she has witnessed […]

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Savoie recipe recommendations in Press Herald

An article in the Portland Press Herald offering food safety tips for home canners included recipe recommendations from Kathleen Savoie, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator. CentralMaine.com shared the story.

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