Outreach

UMaine Extension Selling Blueberry, Strawberry, Asparagus Plants

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is taking orders for highbush blueberry plants, asparagus crowns and strawberry plants. A set of three blueberry plants costs $39.95; varieties are appropriate for Maine’s climate. A set of 25 strawberry plants costs $15 and a set of 10 asparagus crowns totals $15. A packet with links to online videos […]

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Morning Sentinel Previews Hops Growing Workshop

The Morning Sentinel reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and RSU 19 Adult Education are sponsoring a workshop on how to grow hops in home gardens. The workshop will be held Tuesday, April 1 at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport. Participants will learn the history of hops production in New England, what is […]

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Sun Journal Advances Talk at UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center

The Sun Journal reported the Mahoosuc Land Trust will host a third presentation in its Changing Nature series Wednesday, March 26, at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond. Ryder Scott, the camp’s program director, will present “Changing Nature of Education for a Sustainable World.” Scott said the “world is […]

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Maine’s Energy Future, Safe Beaches, Clean Water Focus of Conference

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine invites the public to attend a series of informative sessions on Maine water and sustainability issues from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at the Augusta Civic Center. The Maine Water & Sustainability Conference will include several sessions on sustainability science research in […]

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Tanglewood 4-H Camp Offers April Vacation Adventure

Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville will host an April vacation day camp for children ages 5–10 that celebrates the outdoors. The camp will be held Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Games, art and exploration will encourage personal growth in harmony with nature. Cost is […]

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WABI Covers UMaine’s Engineering EXPO

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 2014 Engineering EXPO held at the University of Maine. UMaine engineering students Haylea Ledoux and Blake Bourque spoke about the importance of engineering and getting children interested in science. Victoria Wingo, communications specialist for the College of Engineering, said the event strives to raise awareness about engineering with people […]

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WABI Advances UMaine’s Postponed Maple Syrup Celebration

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine’s maple sugar celebration originally scheduled for Maine Maple Sunday on March 23 has been postponed to Sunday, March 30 because the sap hasn’t started flowing freely. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at UMaine’s Page Home and Farm Museum and Thomas J. Corcoran […]

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Holberton to Host Migration Monitoring Meeting

The annual Northeast Regional Migration Monitoring Network (NRMMN) meeting, hosted by University of Maine professor of avian biology Rebecca Holberton, will be held March 27–28, at Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor, Maine. Topics of presentations and discussions Thursday will include: songbird behavior and movement; shorebird, seabird post-breeding and migration movement; banding, […]

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Symphonic Band to Perform Free Concerts on Spring Tour

The University of Maine Symphonic Band will kick off a four-day, nine-performance spring tour April 2. The 45-member instrumental ensemble will perform four free 7 p.m. concerts for the public on its swing through Maine — Wednesday, April 2 at Bucksport High School; Thursday, April 3 at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport; Friday, […]

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Sturm Visits WABI to Talk About UMaine Engineering EXPO

David Sturm, an instructional laboratory and lecture demonstration specialist at the University of Maine, visited WABI (Channel 5) to give engineering physics demonstrations and talk about the 2014 Engineering Expo that will take place Saturday, March 22 in the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. At the expo, Maine’s top engineering firms, schools, educators, […]

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