Maine

UMaine students build website with outdoor resources for teachers

Students in the University of Maine’s outdoor leadership program have created a website that K–12 teachers can use to plan outdoor lessons and activities. The site features videos, quizzes, slideshows and other resources produced by UMaine students on topics ranging from mountain biking and wilderness survival to outdoor ethics issues, such as planning trips that […]

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Buoy Maine pitch competition announces winners

Buoy Maine, a pitch competition launched by Maine Sea Grant to foster innovation and entrepreneurship that supports the state’s working waterfront and coastal communities, will fund 10 innovative projects and ideas that help better address the challenges of operating a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the awards comes from the NOAA-National Sea Grant […]

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Hutchinson Center offers 20% discount on online winter professional development programs Nov. 27–30

Registration is now open for all online winter professional development programs through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. All winter 2021 professional development programs will be 20% off Black Friday (Nov. 27) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30). More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website. The UMaine Hutchinson Center’s professional development programs […]

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UMaine Extension partners with UNH, UVM on USDA grant for rural youth STEM education

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension, has been awarded $328,191 in support of developing and delivering remote STEM and agricultural sciences programming to rural K–12 students across the three-state region. The project, “Northeast 4-H Collaborative: Closing the Gap,” submitted to the […]

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New website collects educational resources for preK–12 teachers and families

PreK–12 schools in Maine and around the country reopened for in-person instruction this fall after abruptly closing in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with many now operating on a hybrid schedule to limit the spread of the disease, educators and families continue to face uncertainty, and demand for reliable resources related to […]

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University of Maine project tells story of COVID-19 pandemic through arts

Editor’s note: story updated Sept. 21. Maine residents are invited to participate in a new project at the University of Maine that is using the arts to tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Jack Pine Project, a collaboration of the Maine Folklife Center, Maine Studies Program and the Hutchinson Center, connects professional artists, […]

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Diamond Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables join the University of Maine to lead development of Maine floating offshore wind demonstration project

The University of Maine will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV), a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables, the second largest company in offshore wind globally, to develop UMaine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project off the coast of Maine. As the developer, NEAV […]

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Community invited to accept Racial Justice Challenge

The University of Maine Raymond H. Fogler Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the Racial Justice Challenge. Each day during the Aug. 3–7 online event, participants will receive an email with several tasks designed for them to learn, listen, share and take action regarding race, racism and anti-racism.  The challenge will […]

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Want to grade maple syrup products? Extension offers training resources

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new training resource for the maple syrup industry as part of the International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School.  The Handbook for Maple Grading and Judging Training is a series of nine videos and related resources designed to equip anyone with knowledge and skills needed to enter […]

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