Outreach

Laatsch speaks with WABI about lunar eclipse viewing

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Shawn Laatsch, executive director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center, about a lunar eclipse viewing held at the center. “It won’t get completely dark or be blackened out because there’s still a little bit of sunlight that passes through our atmosphere, Earth’s atmosphere, and is bent or refracted onto the surface […]

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Media highlights UMaine Extension interactive plant sales map

The Daily Bulldog, Bangor Daily News, Piscataquis Observer, Centralmaine.com and Sun Journal highlighted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ interactive plant sales map. The 2022 Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser in Maine map listing is on the UMaine Extension website.

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Morning Ag Clips highlights UMaine Extension natural landscaping and yoga workshops

Morning Ag Clips highlighted two upcoming natural landscaping and yoga workshops for gardeners offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. The June 3 landscaping workshop will be led by Rebecca Long, a UMaine Extension professional, and Chantelle Hay from the Oxford County Conservation District. The June […]

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UMaine Extension hosts interactive Maine plant sales map

May and early June mark the planting season in Maine gardens, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program is again hosting an interactive plant sales map.   The 2022 Spring Plant Sale Fundraisers in Maine map listings are alphabetical by date. Find more information about the map and how to add a […]

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Maine Monitor shares UMaine work with Our Climate Common

The Maine Monitor highlighted the University of Maine’s work with the group Our Climate Common in an article about carbon offset programs in Maine. UMaine works with Our Climate Common to figure out how to get commercial landowners, who account for most of Maine’s timberland owners, to participate in carbon offset programs. The Sun Journal […]

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Media shares UMaine Extension farm visit

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal shared information about a farm visit for new farmers on harvest and storage techniques at King Hill Farm organized by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine New Farmers Project. The farm visit will take place from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. May 19 at King Hill Farm, […]

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UMaine Extension offers on-farm visit for new farmers May 19

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine New Farmers Project is offering a farm visit for new farmers on harvest and storage techniques, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. May 19 at King Hill Farm, 29 Faerie Kingdom Road, Penobscot. The Harvest and Storage Farm Visit is an opportunity for new farmers with fewer than 10 years of experience […]

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UMaine Early College expands offerings for high school students

The University of Maine’s Early College program for high school students has expanded its offerings for summer 2022. Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration (INT 188), a three-credit course that involves field- and laboratory-based data collection, data analysis and lectures in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, will expand to include sections in […]

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