Maine teachers, volunteers invited to participate in ‘Code Your World’ in October

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is inviting teachers and volunteers from around the state to participate in the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge by hosting the experiment in their school, after-school program, library or 4-H club throughout the month of October. This year’s challenge, “Code Your World,” is a four-part activity […]

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People walking in the forest

$2.9 million NSF award will train the next generation of environmental conservation leaders

Helping train the next generation of interdisciplinary environmental conservation leaders is the goal of a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Maine. The interdisciplinary UMaine project led by Sandra De Urioste-Stone, a UMaine assistant professor of nature-based tourism, and involving multiple community partners statewide was one of 17 new […]

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Phelps named interim director of UMaine Extension

Lisa Phelps, Maine’s statewide 4-H Program leader, will serve as interim director of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, effective Sept. 1. She succeeds longtime Extension director John Rebar, who is retiring Aug. 31. Phelps will serve as interim director until the conclusion of UMaine’s national search for a new dean of UMaine Extension, which has […]

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Scholarships funds available this fall for Maine adults

The University of Maine System’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarship has funds available for Maine adults wishing to resume courses this fall toward a college degree. Scholarship aid, combined with expanded credit transfer among Maine’s universities and community colleges and prior learning credit for work experience and military service, could make the path to a college […]

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Sweat bee on aster

New publication about bees and their New England habitats available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States” this summer. The report includes previously unpublished information and a synthesis of literature relevant to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The report also offers recommendations for […]

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Ruffed Grouse

Study supports Maine’s current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting

Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of Maine study. Ruffed grouse live in Maine’s forests year-round and are popular quarry among hunters, including a substantial number of non-resident hunters who travel to Maine to pursue the birds each year. The […]

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UMaine Extension offers hay directory to growers, buyers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers the online Maine hay directory as a means to connect buyers and sellers of Maine hay products. “It is important for livestock farmers to find quality feed for their animals,” says Rick Kersbergen, Extension professor of sustainable dairy and forage systems. “Quality forages are the backbone of any feeding […]

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MAIER receives funding renewal from Maine Department of Education

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) at the University of Maine has received an $849,000 grant from the Maine Department of Education to continue its Early Start Maine program. Early Start Maine is an early intervention model that provides training, consultation and ongoing support statewide to providers working with young children ages […]

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Fiske Guide news feature

UMaine named among ‘best and most interesting’ by 2019 ‘Fiske Guide’

The University of Maine is one of the more than 300 “best and most interesting” colleges in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, according to the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019” out this week. The guide’s profile of UMaine notes that undergraduates “help themselves to a range of strong academic programs at a […]

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