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!

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Closure Notice

Effective Monday, August 3, 2020

University of Maine Cooperative Extension buildings are currently CLOSED in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the community, and to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Beginning in early August, University of Maine Cooperative Extension buildings and county offices will reopen following UMaine guidance and protocols. Exact dates have not yet been determined. Please check this site for updates or feel free to call the office for updated information.

However, please note that UMaine Extension is operating and staff are working remotely.

Please contact individual UMaine organizations and programs for further details.