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August 2020

4-H Summer Program: Squid Dissection

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curious about having a working steer project? This workshop will provide the basics of how to get started: how to select your working steer team, how to train them, the equipment you will need. Register by Aug. 6. Ages 9–11; open to Maine youth; maximum 25 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Tending to the Heart Behind the Mask: Support for Teachers During COVID-19 (online)

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This online workshop offers an opportunity to network with other teachers, develop self-care practices, and prepare for the challenges and rewards of returning to teaching during this challenging time. Implementing practices of self-care, empathy, trauma-informed teaching and authentically connecting with our selves and others are imperative to our ability to navigate and function during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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4-H Summer Program: Gut Microbes on the Farm

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about different digestive tracts in livestock, and the community of microbes living there that help animals digest food, or stay healthy. This presentation will give some background on different digestive tract anatomy, the factors which influence microbes in the gut, and how we can care for animals by caring for their microbes. This presentation will also feature a short presentation on Dr. Ishaq’s journey into science and a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions about gut microbes, life…

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Livestock Nutrition Webinar Series — Small Ruminants (Sheep and Goats)

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Windham Butcher Shop are pleased to announce a series of livestock nutrition talks that cover basic nutrition and feeding needs of small ruminants, beef cattle, pigs and poultry. Join Dr. Colt W. Knight as he discusses the nutritional demands for livestock, differences among feeds, and why a properly balanced ration is crucial to profitability, reproduction and animal health. The final lecture in this series will discuss what you should expect from processors and…

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Summer University

August 14
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

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4-H Summer Program: Kittens! What is Fostering and How Does it Work?

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will be a fun mix of information about what fostering is (taking care of baby kittens to get them ready to be adopted) and why we do it. There will be information about the importance of TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) programs, and the different challenges and fun experiences that fostering can involve. Plan to see a LOT of videos and photos of kittens I’ve fostered in the past — as well as meeting the fosters currently in my…

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Summer University

August 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

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Summer Gardening Series: Cover Crop and Soil Management (webinar)

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll discuss fall activities that will improve soil health in your garden with a special emphasis on cover crops–what to plant, when to plant it, and how to manage it. Have you ever wondered what you can do in the fall to prepare your garden for the next year? Join us for a discussion about fall activities that will improve soil health in your garden. A special emphasis will be put on cover crops for the home…

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Summer University

August 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

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Annual Maine Wild Blueberry  Pancake Breakfast

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
University Mall, W Mall Rd., University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy's Annual Maine Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast for the UMaine community will be held on Aug. 18, 8–9 a.m. on the Mall. Grab-and-go food service. All members of the community are invited to attend. Rain location: Wells Conference Center

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