Welcoming Kids and Communities

kids visiting engineering labAs the state’s land and sea grant institution, we are committed to advancing learning and discovery through excellence and innovation while addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge. 

Outreach is a major part of our mission and we strive to support teachers, parents, and students across the state.

In a given year, the faculty and staff at the University of Maine connect with tens of thousands of youth and educators. Through campus tours, classroom visits, professional development workshops, summer camps, and curriculum development initiatives, students from all over the state of Maine, and in some cases the country, are introduced to the unique programs the University of Maine has to offer!

For More Information or to Schedule a Visit

Effective Wednesday, June 30, 2021:

  • Per University of Maine guidelines, face coverings continue to be required at all times when indoors on University or non-University property, in University administered facilities, or non-University administered facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
  • UMaine Extension is gradually returning to normal operations. Buildings and offices may have different protocols depending on staffing and, with that, we encourage you to call ahead.

Please contact individual UMaine organizations and programs for further details. Information on UMaine Extensions Contact Us page.


UMaine Extension expects to be fully open and returned to normal by the end of August 2021.