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October 2021

NCURA Webinar: Cost Share – Tackling the Challenges (online)

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar run by NCURA is open to UMaine participants only by registering to attend. Topics to be discussed include: Identifying alternative ways to promote resources to agencies, without committing to tracked cost share Relating the importance of communication and shared tracking responsibilities. Articulating how to proactively manage cost share to avoid close out issues, rework and loss of time and money. Register here 

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1-Day Rodent Academy (in person in Augusta or virtual)

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
$75

Rodent Academy is an educational program that uses active learning to teach best practices for preventing, managing, and monitoring rodent infestations. This program is intended for professionals, including pest management professionals, sanitarians, inspectors, facilities managers, health officials, educators, and others. Pesticide recertification credits will be offered. This year Rodent Academy is being offered as a 1-day seminar or a full, 3-day program. Participants may attend the 1-day seminar virtually. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Aquaponics Project (online)

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project is an experiential learning program where youth will design, construct and maintain their own at-home aquaponics system. Prior experience with aquaponics is not required to participate, and start-up funding will be provided for all project participants thanks to the generosity of the Maine 4-H Foundation. The program leaders will mentor youth through the stages of designing and building an aquaponics system through maintenance and harvest. Youth complete their project independently at home (with adult supervision),…

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Invasive Pests (Categories 3A & 6B) (online)

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

Invasive species threaten our agriculture, landscapes, natural resources, and even our health. This webinar will cover the identification, life cycles, ecologies, and management of invasive plants and insects. Speakers: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Karen Coluzzi, Entomologist and State Survey Coordinator, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Karla Boyd, Policy and Regulations Specialist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Gary Fish, State Horticulturist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and…

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Invasive Pests (Categories 3A & 6B) (online)

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

Invasive species threaten our agriculture, landscapes, natural resources, and even our health. This webinar will cover the identification, life cycles, ecologies, and management of invasive plants and insects. Speakers: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Karen Coluzzi, Entomologist and State Survey Coordinator, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Karla Boyd, Policy and Regulations Specialist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Gary Fish, State Horticulturist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and…

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Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills (online) — Day 1 of 2

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$150

Critical thinking is a learnable skill that will develop your ability to question assumptions, build constructive arguments, solve problems and negotiate positive relationships. In today’s world of informational overload, it is also a powerful way to increase your capacity for effective, directed action. Employers note that critical thinking is a necessary skill for employees to successfully bridge the gap between technical information and customer needs in all sectors, currently lacking in up to 40% of new hires.

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Getting Started with QGIS

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

This short, hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to QGIS and cover topics such as adding and creating geospatial data, building maps, and editing and sharing geospatial data. The workshop is designed for new and beginner GIS users. Basic computer skills are required. About the Presenter Tony Guay is a Remote Sensing Specialist with the Wheatland Geospatial Lab in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Tony provides remote sensing and geospatial training to stakeholders in Maine’s…

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4-H Aquarium Club (online)

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2022

The 4-H Aquarium Club is open to youth ages 5–18 who are interested in being members of a community of youth aquarium hobbyists. This group is for Maine youth who already have an aquarium hobby, or who are looking to start one, to come together to talk about their love for fish and aquaria. The club is led by aquaculture experts Dr. Scarlett Tudor from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, and Melissa Malmstedt from the UMaine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research…

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Making Soups in an Electric Pressure Cooker(online)

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

October is a great time to enjoy satisfying soups, and making them in an electric pressure cooker is quick and easy. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a cook-along webinar and will share recipes for fall-inspired soups. Choose either Italian Sausage and Kale soup or Creamy Tomato Soup. Shop for and prepare ingredients ahead of the class, then cook along in real time with your instructor, Lisa Fishman. Additional recipes will be emailed following the webinar. Pre registration…

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Engaging Your Critical Thinking Skills (online) — Day 2 of 2

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$150

Critical thinking is a learnable skill that will develop your ability to question assumptions, build constructive arguments, solve problems and negotiate positive relationships. In today’s world of informational overload, it is also a powerful way to increase your capacity for effective, directed action. Employers note that critical thinking is a necessary skill for employees to successfully bridge the gap between technical information and customer needs in all sectors, currently lacking in up to 40% of new hires.

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