preK-12 outreach

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UMaine after-school science lab partnership celebrates 15 years

Ask any veteran educator what the most important thing an aspiring teacher can do to prepare themselves for a career in the classroom, and they will likely say there’s no substitute for first-hand experience. At the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development, “Early and Often” is the motto when it comes to […]

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UMaine Extension receives $750,000 to boost aquaculture learning tools 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has received a $750,000 grant to support the development and implementation of virtual reality and other innovative learning tools focused on aquaculture technology.  The grant, part of an $8.2 million funding effort by the National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to boost non-formal education, aims to increase awareness and […]

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UMaine Extension offering forest health 4-H club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free, four-session 4-H club focused on forest health.  Designed for youth ages 8-11, the in-person club aims to explore the beauty and abundance of Maine’s local forests while learning about the importance and resilience of forests as ecosystems. Through hands-on activities, participants will create a “tree tale” […]

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Scocchi discusses 4-H Tick Project with News Center

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi spoke with News Center Maine about the 4-H Tick Project. In this community science program, children and teenagers collect, identify and learn about ticks while contributing to university research. “We can collect the ticks in the drag and immediately test them instead of packaging […]

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News Center Maine features Dagher teaching high school students

News Center Maine reported on Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, teaching a workshop in which high school students built and tested simple bridges with sticks, spaghetti, marshmallows and gumdrops. The workshop was part of the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program. “We are constantly […]

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Media promote 4-H weaving club

Morning Ag Clips, The Bethel Citizen, the Sun Journal and the Bangor Daily News shared that University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering two in-depth horticulture training workshops for Mainers looking to start a career in horticulture or for those wanting to elevate their gardening skills.

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4-H weaving club helps youth get creative

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Weaving SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club for youth interested in learning about the world of fiber and textiles and expanding their creative skills from 4–5 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 26 and Nov. 2, 14 and 16. The online club, geared toward ages 9 and up, offers […]

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Media promote STEAM Team Ocean Xplorers Program

The Bangor Daily News and Penobscot Bay Pilot promoted the STEAM Team Ocean Xplorers program, a new interactive multi-session STEAM ocean-focused adventure series for children 8–12 years of age from University of Cooperative Extension Waldo County’s 4-H program, the Belfast Free Library and the UMaine MARINE Initiative. Visit the program webpage or Belfast Free Library […]

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