Outreach

BDN previews ‘Cooking for Crowds’ workshop

The Bangor Daily News previewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Cooking for Crowds–Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks” workshop. The workshop will focus on up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions, and is $15 per person. It will be held at the UMaine Extension office […]

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Village Soup interviews Leaverton for preview of storytelling event

In a preview for the “Picnic of Books” event at Triplet Park in Unity June 16, Village Soup interviewed Lisa Leaverton, a part-time faculty member in communication and journalism at the University of Maine as well as an artist, writer and director. The event will be an opportunity for children of all ages to hear […]

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Get your feet wet this summer at the Maine Discovery Museum

Have you heard the old saying about selling seashells by the seashore? Well, what about telling sea stories about the seashore? If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, it’ll catch on soon. This summer, the Maine Discovery Museum is hosting SEANET education outreach assistant Jordan Houdeshell for a weekly Seaside Stories hour in downtown Bangor. The […]

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BDN reports on Cooperative Extension’s new lab

The Bangor Daily News reported on the new University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory, and quoted two Extension employees. The 28,000 square foot facility, funded by an $8 million 2014 state bond and a $2.1 million share of a $7 million 2017 bond, will host lab spaces for plant and veterinary diagnostics, […]

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Myracle, Beal quoted in SeafoodSource article on invasive green crabs

An article in SeafoodSource on the Green Crab Working Summit in Portland, Maine June 6 and 7 quoted Angela Myracle, an assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine, and Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias. As the Gulf of Maine warms, the European green […]

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UMaine Extension holds sustainable agriculture field day June 27

University of Maine Cooperative Extension holds its annual sustainable agriculture field day tour Wednesday, June 27, 4:30–7:30 p.m. at UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The free public event is designed for farmers, crop advisors and people interested in agricultural production who want to learn more about sustainable agriculture research with a focus […]

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The County reports on drafting, engineering technology dual-enrollment program

The County reported the SAD 1 Presque Isle Career and Technical Center has announced a dual-enrollment opportunity for students in the drafting and engineering technology program. As a result of a collaboration between the University of Maine College of Engineering, Bridge Year Educational Services Inc. and the technical center, beginning in fall 2018, students enrolled […]

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Mount Desert Islander advances Johnson’s climate change talk

Mount Desert Islander reported Tora Johnson, an associate professor of geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental studies at the University of Maine at Machias, will discuss the current and future impacts of climate change at the Southwest Harbor Public Library from 5:30–7 p.m. June 12. Johnson will speak about climate change effects in the area […]

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Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier advances panel discussion on hunger

The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier reported Union Church in Biddeford will host a panel discussion on ending hunger in Maine from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 10. Panelists are expected to include Justin Alfond, former president of Maine’s Senate and co-founder of Full Plates Full Potential; Frank Wertheim, an associate professor of agriculture with the University of […]

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AP quotes Beal in article on Green Crab Working Summit

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, was quoted in an Associated Press article on the Green Crab Working Summit being held in Portland. Scientists, fishermen, chefs and others gathered at the event to brainstorm uses for the invasive crabs that are threatening New England’s shellfish industry, according […]

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