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July 2020

Online Education with UMaine EFNEP

July 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Free

Are you or someone you know interested in improving you and your family’s health, saving money at the store, and basic nutrition tips? Our educators now have the resources to conduct Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) nutrition education classes at a distance with the option of classes taught one-on-one or in small groups. In this free program you will learn to: Cook new recipes Choose healthy foods Save money at the grocery store Keep food safe to eat…

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Beginning Nonviolent Communication (online)

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 16, 2020

$150

Would you like to deal with conflict more skillfully? Be sensitive to others without giving up your own needs? Deepen intimacy and have more ease within relationships? The goal of this professional development training is to explore a way of thinking, acting and speaking that builds connection even during times of stress and conflict. The practical approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) assists us in thinking toward sustainable authentic community where everyone matters. Participants will learn and explore new skills for…

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4-H Summer Program: How to Clip Dairy Goats for a Show — Workshop Series

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

The basics of how to clip dairy goats, and tips/tricks that work well for me. I will cover how to clip bodies, udders, legs, and tricky spots. I will also go over what clippers I have, and what blade sizes I prefer to use. This is great for people interested in showing dairy goats, or anyone who wants to brush up on their clipping techniques. The 1st workshop would be basics and body clipping. 2nd workshop would be leg, head,…

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Covid-19 Wild Blueberry Harvest Discussion (online/phone)

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This meeting will cover updates on ways to minimize the spread of Covid-19 this harvest season. Growers of all sizes and end uses are encouraged to join. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Virtual Touch Tank

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session is designed for our youngest learners. Participants will visually explore and learn about some of Maine’s sea creatures. Register by July 10. Youth ages 5 – 8; open to Maine youth; maximum 6 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Fermented Cucumber Pickles (online)

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. $5 suggested donation per class. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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4-H Summer Program: Virtual Touch Tank

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This session is designed for our youngest learners. Participants will visually explore and learn about some of Maine’s sea creatures. Register by July 10. Youth ages 5 – 8; open to Maine youth; maximum 6 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Sheep 101: Getting Started with a 4-H Sheep Project

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the Maine ESE Sheep Team youth and volunteers for some basic information on how to set up a pen, what to do to prepare for getting a sheep, daily routines, and more. Register by July 13. All Ages; open to Maine youth; maximum 49 participants. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 2: The Compassionate Leadership of Glinda the Good Witch

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for a discussion-based session on the qualities of leaders that we admire and strive to develop. Compassionate leadership as a form of leading is not talked about very much and is a very important side of leadership. Glinda the Good Witch being the compassionate leader along with Dorothy and company’s journey will guide us through our time together. Register by July 7. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of…

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Beginning Nonviolent Communication (online)

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 16, 2020

$150

Would you like to deal with conflict more skillfully? Be sensitive to others without giving up your own needs? Deepen intimacy and have more ease within relationships? The goal of this professional development training is to explore a way of thinking, acting and speaking that builds connection even during times of stress and conflict. The practical approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) assists us in thinking toward sustainable authentic community where everyone matters. Participants will learn and explore new skills for…

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: The Importance of Our Sense of Hearing for Staying Connected (online)

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on July 15 is Amy Engler Booth, M.A., CCC-A, FAAA, Clinical Faculty and Audiology Supervisor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Maine. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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4-H Summer Program: Maine Citizen Science 4-H SPIN Club

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2020

An exciting opportunity for kids in 4th through 8th grade to join the second wave of this virtual 4-H club — the 4-H Citizen Scientists. In this club, participants will practice citizen science in their own back yard, and observe and report on the nature around them while making connections with fellow citizen scientists around the state. The club will meet 3– 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 8, through Aug. 12. Participants will need access to a digital camera (phones…

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Beginning Nonviolent Communication (online)

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 16, 2020

$150

Would you like to deal with conflict more skillfully? Be sensitive to others without giving up your own needs? Deepen intimacy and have more ease within relationships? The goal of this professional development training is to explore a way of thinking, acting and speaking that builds connection even during times of stress and conflict. The practical approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) assists us in thinking toward sustainable authentic community where everyone matters. Participants will learn and explore new skills for…

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4-H Summer Program: Peanut Butter Banana Wraps and Yogurt Parfaits with Food Friends

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

These are two great recipes that introduce you to our MyPlate Food Friends. Jane Grain, Dean Protein, and Farrah Fruit help me make a super healthy Peanut Butter Banana Wrap while Mary Dairy joins the fun with our yummy Yogurt Parfait. The best part is, you can do all of the cooking yourself. Participants will be provided an ingredients list one week in advance and will need to provide their own materials to follow along. Register by July 9. Youth…

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Equity-Oriented Community of Practice (EOCoP) (online)

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

UMaine faculty, instructors and staff across colleges and departments explore issues of equity, diversity and power in their academic work. Build community with other faculty and instructors and improve student experience. Possible topics include racial justice, classroom climate, identity and learning, mental health and academic success. See the attached flyer for additional information. Via Zoom at http://maine.zoom.us/j/92914149046 Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at Noon Thursday, Aug. 13 at Noon

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4-H Summer Program: Safe Passwords

July 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop is led by Maine 4-H Teen Digital Ambassadors. Digital Ambassadors will teach participants about the importance of a strong password. Register by July 14. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 10 participants. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Insect IPM with Dr. Phil Fanning (online/phone)

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Wild Blueberry "Happy Hour" Webinar Series. Join Cooperative Extension for live virtual field days throughout the month of July. We will be hosting four sessions: Weeds and Mulch, Insects, Climate Change, and Disease. Each presenter will have one hour's worth of material to cover and participants will be welcome to ask questions/make comments throughout. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Dissertation Defense: Mohsen Farshad

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mohsen Farshad, a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry, will be defending his dissertation titled: "Computer Modeling of Ultra-Small Clusters and ssDNA Sequencing in Narrow Nanopores." Zoom presentation: Contact Mohsen Farshad (mohsen.farshad@maine.edu) for the Zoom link.  

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4-H Summer Program: Getting a Dog: Why? When? Where? And How?

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Interested in getting a dog but not sure where and how to start? Participants will be talking about places to get a dog and how to know if they are right for you. Register by July 17. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Learning About Dairy Goats — A Look at Getting to Know these Farm Favorites

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

Almost everyone loves watching the antics of a cute baby kid goat. In these three workshops, we will learn more about these farm favorites. The first focuses on the nine different dairy goat breeds recognized by the American Dairy Goat Association. We will learn about everything from ears to udders as we discuss the traits and personalities of the different dairy goats. We also will learn some basic information about keeping dairy goats. The second workshop discusses identifying and understanding…

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Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators (webinar)

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about selecting native plants for a pollinator-friendly garden noon–1 p.m July 20. “Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators” will inform participants about how to select native plants for pollinators and specific growing conditions for different planting combinations, as well as offer time for questions. UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits will discuss the role native plants play in Maine ecosystems and how to support local pollinator populations by planting native species. …

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Online Education with UMaine EFNEP

July 21
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Free

Are you or someone you know interested in improving you and your family’s health, saving money at the store, and basic nutrition tips? Our educators now have the resources to conduct Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) nutrition education classes at a distance with the option of classes taught one-on-one or in small groups. In this free program you will learn to: Cook new recipes Choose healthy foods Save money at the grocery store Keep food safe to eat…

Find out more »

4-H Summer Program: How to Clip Dairy Goats for a Show — Workshop Series

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

The basics of how to clip dairy goats, and tips/tricks that work well for me. I will cover how to clip bodies, udders, legs, and tricky spots. I will also go over what clippers I have, and what blade sizes I prefer to use. This is great for people interested in showing dairy goats, or anyone who wants to brush up on their clipping techniques. The 1st workshop would be basics and body clipping. 2nd workshop would be leg, head,…

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4-H Summer Program: Emergency Preparedness Family Challenge

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This will be an opportunity for youth and their family members to exercise emergency preparedness skills through role-playing. Youth will be able to showcase what skills and supplies they have on hand for recovering from emergencies. Families should explore www.ready.gov and have a “Go-Bag” assembled before this workshop. Register by July 14. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; up to a dozen families. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: All Things Green Beans Pressure Canning and Freezing (online)

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. $5 suggested donation per class. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 3: The Wizard — What Type of Leader are You?

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

In this interactive workshop, you will determine what kind of leader you are, recognize common leadership roles in a group, and explore how different personality traits affect leadership styles. Register by July 20. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Thesis Defense: Daniel Feldman

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Daniel Feldman, a candidate for Master of Science in Economics, will be defending his thesis titled, "Health Insurance Design and Chronic Disease Management". Zoom presentation: Email Daniel Feldman for Zoom link at daniel.feldman@maine.edu.

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4-H Summer Program: Sheep 101: All About Sheep

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Dr. Colt Knight, University of Maine Livestock Specialist, for a discussion on sheep. Learn about different kinds of sheep, different uses for sheep, how to care for sheep, and job opportunities in the sheep world. Register by July 21. All Ages; open to Maine youth. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: Dealing Effectively with the Trauma of Living During COVID-19 (online)

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on July 22 is Judith Josiah-Martin, Ph.D., ACSW, CADC, Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Maine. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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4-H Summer Program: 4-H Ecobots

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for this fun interactive workshop where you get to build a mini ecobot, design a control surface, and determine the most effective environmental clean-up solution for a simulated toxic spill. Materials for this workshop will be provided (by pick up or mail). Suggested donation $5 for materials cost. Register by July 8 for July 22 session, and by July 23 for Aug. 6 session. Age: Youth ages 12 and up. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Maine Citizen Science 4-H SPIN Club

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2020

An exciting opportunity for kids in 4th through 8th grade to join the second wave of this virtual 4-H club — the 4-H Citizen Scientists. In this club, participants will practice citizen science in their own back yard, and observe and report on the nature around them while making connections with fellow citizen scientists around the state. The club will meet 3– 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 8, through Aug. 12. Participants will need access to a digital camera (phones…

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4-H Summer Program: Carrot Pancakes

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to make carrot pancakes and taste-test this tasty meal. We will also discuss how to be safe in the kitchen and how to make healthy choices. Participants will be provided an ingredients list one week in advance and will need to provide their own materials to follow along. Register by July 16. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 8 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Diversity and Inclusion 101: Introduction to Concepts

July 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What is privilege and implicit bias? What does LGBTQIA+ stand for? What does a land acknowledgment mean? This is an interactive session, and a good first step to learning about some really big topic areas. Register by July 22. Youth ages 12 and up; open to all youth; maximum 40 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Diversity and Inclusion 102: Empowered for Change in Maine

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Partnering with the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, participants will come away with strategies to make change happen, first with themselves, and second, in their community. This is the second session in the series. Register by July 22. Youth ages 12 and up; open to all youth; maximum 40 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Climate Change with Dr. John Zhang (online/phone)

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Wild Blueberry "Happy Hour" Webinar Series. Join Cooperative Extension for live virtual field days throughout the month of July. We will be hosting four sessions: Weeds and Mulch, Insects, Climate Change, and Disease. Each presenter will have one hour's worth of material to cover and participants will be welcome to ask questions/make comments throughout. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Training Your Dairy Goat

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We will explore the importance of training our goats to be obedient and easier to handle starting from when they are kids right up to when it’s time to milk or give medicines. We’ll talk about how and why it is important to start training as early as possible. And we’ll learn several techniques that will help your animals be safer and more enjoyable to work with. We’ll also learn how to teach goats “tricks”. As a final bonus, each…

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Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University (online)

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 29, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on July 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

An online workshop series for educators, “Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University,” will be offered to University of Maine System faculty members and graduate students in July. Linda Silka, Senior Fellow at UMaine’s George Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; Lois-Ann Kuntz, associate professor of psychology at UMM; and UMM adjunct instructor Edward Laine will lead the interactive workshops on designing and delivering community-engaged courses in traditional, online and hybrid formats. The series will…

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4-H Summer Program: Learning About Dairy Goats — A Look at Getting to Know these Farm Favorites

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

Almost everyone loves watching the antics of a cute baby kid goat. In these three workshops, we will learn more about these farm favorites. The first focuses on the nine different dairy goat breeds recognized by the American Dairy Goat Association. We will learn about everything from ears to udders as we discuss the traits and personalities of the different dairy goats. We also will learn some basic information about keeping dairy goats. The second workshop discusses identifying and understanding…

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4-H Summer Program: Master of Invention and Creativity – Rube Goldberg Challenge

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you like to explore, build, and be creative? Join us for this invention challenge. Participants will learn about Rube Goldberg, a master inventor who is famous for making complex inventions to complete a simple task. Participants will work collaboratively and have the opportunity to share their creations with peers. Participants will need to supply their own materials and will receive a list one week in advance. This session is open to all ages but some participants may need adult…

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Online Education with UMaine EFNEP

July 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Free

Are you or someone you know interested in improving you and your family’s health, saving money at the store, and basic nutrition tips? Our educators now have the resources to conduct Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) nutrition education classes at a distance with the option of classes taught one-on-one or in small groups. In this free program you will learn to: Cook new recipes Choose healthy foods Save money at the grocery store Keep food safe to eat…

Find out more »

4-H Summer Program: How to Clip Dairy Goats for a Show — Workshop Series

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

The basics of how to clip dairy goats, and tips/tricks that work well for me. I will cover how to clip bodies, udders, legs, and tricky spots. I will also go over what clippers I have, and what blade sizes I prefer to use. This is great for people interested in showing dairy goats, or anyone who wants to brush up on their clipping techniques. The 1st workshop would be basics and body clipping. 2nd workshop would be leg, head,…

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4-H Summer Program: Master of Invention and Creativity – Rube Goldberg Challenge

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Do you like to explore, build, and be creative? Join us for this invention challenge. Participants will learn about Rube Goldberg, a master inventor who is famous for making complex inventions to complete a simple task. Participants will work collaboratively and have the opportunity to share their creations with peers. Participants will need to supply their own materials and will receive a list one week in advance. This session is open to all ages but some participants may need adult…

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4-H Summer Program: Make Your Own Pretzels

July 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how to make a pretzel? How does it get its classic pretzel shape? Well, come and learn with me and see how fun and easy pretzel-making can be. We will learn how to make a healthier whole wheat pretzel dough, learn how to form it into different shapes, and enjoy a classic snack together. Participants will be provided an ingredients list one week in advance and will need to provide their own materials to follow along.…

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Freezing Maine Seafood (online)

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. $5 suggested donation per class. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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4-H Summer Program: Archaeology: Past, Present, and Future

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Archaeologists learn about cultures from the past by studying the objects they left behind. In 1,000 years, what objects will archaeologists study in order to understand our culture? In this workshop, we will draw future archaeological sites, thinking about what objects we use today will be preserved in the ground for 1,000 years. The crusts of bread from your sandwich probably won’t stand the test of time, but the rubber sole of your shoe might. What inferences could an archaeologist…

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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 4 — The Wicked Witch: Reframing Challenges

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Whether it feels like challenges are coming at you like a swarm of Flying Monkeys, or they’re the small everyday things, figuring out how we deal with conflict is key. In this workshop, we will look at common types of conflict and work through some activities to build us up when dealing with challenges. Register by July 27. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University (online)

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 29, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on July 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

An online workshop series for educators, “Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University,” will be offered to University of Maine System faculty members and graduate students in July. Linda Silka, Senior Fellow at UMaine’s George Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; Lois-Ann Kuntz, associate professor of psychology at UMM; and UMM adjunct instructor Edward Laine will lead the interactive workshops on designing and delivering community-engaged courses in traditional, online and hybrid formats. The series will…

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Thesis Defense: Catherine Chan

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Catherine Chan, a candidate for Master of Science in Forest Resources, will be defending her thesis title, "Airborne Hyperspectral Data Application in Health Stress Detection of Blueberry Fields and Ash Trees." Zoom presentation: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://maine.zoom.us/j/986867255.  

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: How Technology Can Help Older Adults Maintain Their Health and Avoid Social Isolation (online)

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on July 29 is Susan Corbett, Director, National Digital Equity Center. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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4-H Summer Program: Maine Citizen Science 4-H SPIN Club

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2020

An exciting opportunity for kids in 4th through 8th grade to join the second wave of this virtual 4-H club — the 4-H Citizen Scientists. In this club, participants will practice citizen science in their own back yard, and observe and report on the nature around them while making connections with fellow citizen scientists around the state. The club will meet 3– 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 8, through Aug. 12. Participants will need access to a digital camera (phones…

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4-H Summer Program: Sheep 101: Different Breeds of Sheep and Shearing

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the Maine ESE Sheep Team youth and volunteers for a brief overview of some of their sheep breeds and how to groom them according to breed. Register by July 28. All ages; open to Maine youth; maximum 49 participants. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Herbs and Holistic Remedies for Goats

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

A broad overview of many different herbs that could be used on livestock. The presenter uses mainly holistic remedies on goats, but most of the same remedies can be applied to other kinds of livestock with guidance from your veterinarian. Different ways of administering herbs, and benefits/risks to certain herbs will be discussed. Register by July 29. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Nature Journaling with Art and Photography

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 20, 2020

Whether you live in a country house or a city apartment, you can step outside and find nature everywhere. If you pay attention, you will see amazing things happening in your own backyard. Recording what you see is a method that has been used by scientists for centuries. In this series, we will meet four times as a group over Zoom (30–45 minutes each time), and complete one activity a week between meetings. You will receive your own journal, where…

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Disease IPM with Dr. Seanna Annis (online/phone)

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Wild Blueberry "Happy Hour" Webinar Series. Join Cooperative Extension for live virtual field days throughout the month of July. We will be hosting four sessions: Weeds and Mulch, Insects, Climate Change, and Disease. Each presenter will have one hour's worth of material to cover and participants will be welcome to ask questions/make comments throughout. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University (online)

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 29, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on July 31, 2020 at 9:30 am

An online workshop series for educators, “Service Learning/Community-Based Learning: Making It Work for Your Students, Your Community, Your University,” will be offered to University of Maine System faculty members and graduate students in July. Linda Silka, Senior Fellow at UMaine’s George Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions; Lois-Ann Kuntz, associate professor of psychology at UMM; and UMM adjunct instructor Edward Laine will lead the interactive workshops on designing and delivering community-engaged courses in traditional, online and hybrid formats. The series will…

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4-H Summer Program: Evaluating the Health of Your Dairy Goat

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 31, 2020

First, we’ll learn what a healthy dairy goat looks like. We’ll talk about helpful tools for evaluation (ie. thermometer, FAMACHA chart, etc.) and how to use them. We’ll also learn what is normal for a goat in terms of temperature, respiration, heart rate, coat/skin, hooves, etc. And finally, we’ll learn some of the more common signs of a sick goat and what to do if our goat is not well. Register by July 24. Youth ages 9 and up; open…

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August 2020

4-H Summer Program: Nature Journaling with Art and Photography

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 20, 2020

Whether you live in a country house or a city apartment, you can step outside and find nature everywhere. If you pay attention, you will see amazing things happening in your own backyard. Recording what you see is a method that has been used by scientists for centuries. In this series, we will meet four times as a group over Zoom (30–45 minutes each time), and complete one activity a week between meetings. You will receive your own journal, where…

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: The Importance of Sleep in Maintaining Health (online)

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on August 5 is Angelica Boeve, M.A., Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Maine. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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4-H Summer Program: Maine Citizen Science 4-H SPIN Club

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2020

An exciting opportunity for kids in 4th through 8th grade to join the second wave of this virtual 4-H club — the 4-H Citizen Scientists. In this club, participants will practice citizen science in their own back yard, and observe and report on the nature around them while making connections with fellow citizen scientists around the state. The club will meet 3– 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 8, through Aug. 12. Participants will need access to a digital camera (phones…

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4-H Summer Program: 4-H Ecobots

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for this fun interactive workshop where you get to build a mini ecobot, design a control surface, and determine the most effective environmental clean-up solution for a simulated toxic spill. Materials for this workshop will be provided (by pick up or mail). Suggested donation $5 for materials cost. Register by July 8 for July 22 session, and by July 23 for Aug. 6 session. Age: Youth ages 12 and up. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Nature Journaling with Art and Photography

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 20, 2020

Whether you live in a country house or a city apartment, you can step outside and find nature everywhere. If you pay attention, you will see amazing things happening in your own backyard. Recording what you see is a method that has been used by scientists for centuries. In this series, we will meet four times as a group over Zoom (30–45 minutes each time), and complete one activity a week between meetings. You will receive your own journal, where…

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Home Health Care (online)

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on August 12 is Sandy Nesin, Esq. Vice President, Accountable Care Operations and Population Health Strategy, St. Joseph Healthcare and Amy Shawley, Operations Manager, St. Joseph Homecare and Hospice, St. Joseph Healthcare. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are…

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4-H Summer Program: Maine Citizen Science 4-H SPIN Club

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2020

An exciting opportunity for kids in 4th through 8th grade to join the second wave of this virtual 4-H club — the 4-H Citizen Scientists. In this club, participants will practice citizen science in their own back yard, and observe and report on the nature around them while making connections with fellow citizen scientists around the state. The club will meet 3– 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 8, through Aug. 12. Participants will need access to a digital camera (phones…

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Equity-Oriented Community of Practice (EOCoP) (online)

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

UMaine faculty, instructors and staff across colleges and departments explore issues of equity, diversity and power in their academic work. Build community with other faculty and instructors and improve student experience. Possible topics include racial justice, classroom climate, identity and learning, mental health and academic success. See the attached flyer for additional information. Via Zoom at http://maine.zoom.us/j/92914149046 Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at Noon Thursday, Aug. 13 at Noon

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4-H Summer Program: Nature Journaling with Art and Photography

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 20, 2020

Whether you live in a country house or a city apartment, you can step outside and find nature everywhere. If you pay attention, you will see amazing things happening in your own backyard. Recording what you see is a method that has been used by scientists for centuries. In this series, we will meet four times as a group over Zoom (30–45 minutes each time), and complete one activity a week between meetings. You will receive your own journal, where…

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: Dealing with Vision Loss (online)

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on August 19 is Laura Vittorioso, M.Ed., CVRT, CLVT, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, York County, The Iris Network, and Samantha Green, M.A., CVRT, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, Northern Team Lead, The Iris Network. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are…

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: Using In-patient and Out-patient Services During a Pandemic (online)

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on August 26 is Jessica Taylor, R.N., BSN, CCCTM, Director, Outpatient Care Management Department and Interim Director, Inpatient Care Management Department and UR, St. Joseph Healthcare. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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September 2020

UMaine Health Connection Chats: Advocacy Techniques for Every Person During the Pandemic (online)

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on September 2 is Sandy Butler, Ph.D., Professor, Director, and MSW Coordinator, School of Social Work, University of Maine. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: Preparing Healthful Meals During a Pandemic (online)

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on September 9 is Kate Yerxa, M.S., R.D., Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: 2020 Maine Wisdom Summit (online)

September 16
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. There is no regular chat scheduled for September 16, but participants are encouraged to attend the virtual 2020 Maine Wisdom Summit on this date. Visit mainecouncilonaging.org/ for more information. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded and are available online.

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: The Importance of Staying Active and Exercising During COVID-19 (online)

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Live, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other persons at high risk for COVID-19. The speaker on September 23 is Marilyn R. Gugliucci, M.A., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Geriatrics Research, and Director, U-ExCEL~Older Adult Fitness Program, Division of Geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. For call-in or Zoom connection link, contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925. To view information on the talks in this series, click here. Sessions are recorded…

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October 2020

15th Annual University of Maine Geriatrics Colloquium (online)

October 27

The theme of this year's colloquium is "Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems." Topics include: • Principles of high-impact age-friendly health systems  • Using technology to promote health and social connectivity in the age of COVID-19 • The challenge of older adult isolation and loneliness • Focusing health care on the 4Ms (what Matters most, Medication, Mobility, Mentation) • Exemplars of age-friendly health care in Maine and across America • The importance of the social determinants of health for rural aging Note: To respect…

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