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July 2022

Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Learn to Love Pollinators

July 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Do you like insects? Do you like to explore gardens, meadows, and things that grow? Join this workshop series to learn more about pollinators, and how and why they are important. Each week we will explore something new related to Maine’s pollinators. Activities will include building a pollinating bee, building a nest for native bees, and more. Materials will be provided and mailed to participants. Some gathering of items from outdoors will be required to participate. Register here: . Deadline…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Intro to Watercolors

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this workshop, learners will learn about watercolor supplies and materials and get started right away with experimenting with their tools. Learners will create a “knowledge page” where they can test out each technique and use it as inspiration as they continue their watercolor journey outside of class. The first steps will include learning to load the brush, control our water, and mixing colors. We will then continue with techniques like wet on dry, wet on wet, a wash, scumbling,…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Fun with Fiber

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 20, 2022

Fun with Fiber is a series of three workshops that will introduce participants to the exciting world of fiber arts.In this workshop series, you will learn about the variety of wool products available, how wool is made into a useable product, and get to make your own yarn and felted products. All materials will be provided so there is no need to worry about purchasing wool or raising your own sheep. Register here . Registration Deadline: June 24. Maximum 20…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Teen Virtual Board Game Club

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Take a break from your other summer learning activities, and come hang out. This 4-week club will connect you with other youth for good conversation and fun games. We will be connecting on Zoom to play online versions of Scattergories, Pictionary, and other favorites. Register here: . Registration deadline: July 5. Maximum 10 attendees Open to all youth ages 12 and up.  

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Concepts in Oceanography

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until July 7, 2022

Hutchinson Center and Online ME United States

This hybrid/blended Summer University course, taught by Dr. William "Wge" Ellis, meets twice a week for 6 weeks. Tuesday classes meet in person at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and Thurs. classes are online/synchronous. Basic concepts in physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography will be discussed. Also includes an introduction to the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere. Ends with a discussion of global change issues. Practical applications of basic scientific principles will be emphasized. May not be…

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4-H Aquarium Club (online)

July 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 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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Grant Writing Essentials (online)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 5, 2022


This interactive online professional development program will teach you the basics of seeing a grant through a full cycle, from inception to completion. You’ll learn how to get your organization ready to apply for grants, where to find funders and funding opportunities, how to write the components of a grant and how to submit a successful application that has all the information funders want to see.

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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to go from seed to salary with this course for all beginning farmers of all abilities interested in growing and selling their own farm produce. Using the “5 F’s” of farming risk (Farming, Family, Finances, Fitness, Future) as a guide, participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully grow to produce for small-scale private or commercial fruit and vegetable production. All participants will receive classes and training on soil health, crop planning, fruit and vegetable…

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: Nature Journaling

July 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 2, 2022

In this workshop series, youth learn they can be a scientist anywhere through sketching and observing the natural world around them. We will spend time drawing and writing our observations about what we notice and what we wonder about things we find in nature. Register here: . Registration deadline: June 28. Maximum 15 attendees Open to all youth ages 9–11. 

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Virtual 4-H Summer Series: 4-H Citizen Science

July 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 2, 2022

Did you know that YOU are a scientist and can contribute to the science community? This virtual 4–H club encourages youth to practice citizen science in their own backyard, with a variety of science opportunities to consider, and report their observations while making connections with fellow citizen scientists in their community and around the state. Youth will need online access and the ability to take and share photos. Register here by July 1. Maximum 15 attendees. Open to all youth…

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