Aquaculture Educators Network hosts STEM workshop

The Aquaculture Educators Network (AEN) invites ​teachers statewide to a free professional development workshop Monday, Oct. 23 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The event, co-hosted by AEN, is a collaboration between Maine EPSCoR, the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, Island Institute, Herring Gut Learning Center, and Hurricane Island Center for […]

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UMaine Extension offering smoked chicken workshop for high school students

High school students can learn how to safely prepare smoked chicken at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 28 at UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town. Participants will learn how to safely prepare and cook whole chicken in a home smoker, and about […]

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Scholar to discuss religious legacy of Russian Revolution

The University of Maine will hold a free, public lecture examining the religious legacy of the Russian Revolution on its 100th anniversary. Theofanis G. Stavrou, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the lecture, “Revolution and Religion in Twentieth Century Russia,” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Fogler Library’s University Club. Stavrou […]

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12th annual UMaine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium Oct. 20

The challenges, perspectives and strategies related to the experience of death will be the focus of the 12th annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium on Oct. 20 at the Wells Conference Center. “Emerging Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Bereavement” will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers, panels and workshops will explore […]

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Koehler speaks with WGME about Maine’s recent stink bug invasion

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) spoke with Glen Koehler, an associate scientist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the recent rise in sightings of the brown marmorated stink bug in people’s homes. The stink bug is an invasive species which was introduced into North America in the 1990s and can now be found […]

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Heather Leslie

DMC director Heather Leslie shares vision for UMaine’s marine lab

Editor’s note: Heather Leslie recently spoke with communications intern Aliya Uteuova about her first two years as director of the Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine marine laboratory in Walpole. Leslie talks about the DMC’s first-ever strategic plan; promising collaborations with industry and community groups; projects to benefit Mainers, businesses and ocean ecosystems; […]

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UMaine Extension among sponsors of Great Maine Apple Day, Free Press reports

The Free Press reported the annual Great Maine Apple Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 (rain or shine) at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. The event is sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, according to the article. Featured […]

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Leslie, Strong to present as part of changing ocean series in Harpswell

Two University of Maine researchers will take part in “Our Changing Ocean,” a series of public events in Harpswell. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is sponsoring the talks with experts from UMaine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to discover and discuss answers and solutions to ocean changes, such as warming water, acidification and sea […]

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Phillip Levin

Conservation scientist to talk about perspectives, solutions at DMC

Conservation scientist Phillip Levin will give a free public talk titled “Integrating diverse perspectives to create conservation solutions that benefit nature and people” at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. The seminar, co-sponsored by the DMC and The Nature Conservancy in Maine, will focus on challenges […]

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