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June 2020

Raising Backyard Pigs (webinar)

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The spring of 2020 saw a tremendous increase in the number of feeder pigs coming into Maine. Many new pig growers decided to raise a few pigs to fill their freezer in the fall. UMaine Extension is sponsoring a Raising Backyard Pigs Zoom program on Tuesday, June 16, from noon–2 p.m. Register for this free program to receive the Zoom link and phone numbers to call into the program. Prospective and beginning small-scale pork producers will gain a general understanding of…

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BDN Event: Food Preservation 101 (online)

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Don't know the difference between hot water canning and pressure canning? Want to know the best way to preserve the harvest from your garden? Want to find out how to freeze your rhubarb to make a pie in November? Then join the BDN's Sam Schipani as she welcomes experts from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to our online event series on Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. While free to attend, participants are asked to register in advance. After…

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How Students Communicate Knowledge: Written Versus Drawn Responses To Formative Assessment Questions In An Introductory Undergraduate Marine Science Course (online)

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Christina Siddons, a candidate for Master of Science in Teaching, will be defending her thesis. Zoom presentation: maine.zoom.us/j/97159552400 Email presenter for password: christina.siddons@maine.edu

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George Floyd, Anti-Black Racism, and #BlackLivesMatter (online)

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The violent death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 25th continues to roil our nation. As history documents, what happened that day in Minneapolis was no isolated incident. Sadly, it was yet another example of American society’s legacy of slavery, segregation, discrimination, and injustice regarding black individuals. The webinar is intended to help all attendees better understand and acknowledge the life experiences of being black in the U.S. Three members of the UMaine Alumni community will share…

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

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Workshop: Career Exploration, Job Search and Graduate School Options (online)

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The University of Maine’s Graduate School and Career Center are teaming up to facilitate a workshop series that provides resources for career exploration, job search, and graduate school options. Current students, alumni and local community members are all welcome to join a YouTube live event on Wednesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. The topics covered this week include resume writing and graduate school application details and as always, there will be time for audience questions. For more videos in this…

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The Effect of Hemicellulose Adsorption on Apparent Sheet Density (online)

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Christopher Albert, a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, will be defending his thesis titled.

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Rhubarb Use and Preservation (online)

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Rhubarb is one of Maine's earliest crops ready for harvest. Join Cooperative Extension for a demonstration on freezing this delicious and nutritious perennial. Learn about best practices for safe food preservation. We will also review other methods for preserving rhubarb as well as using it fresh. Recipes will be provided to participants. Register to receive Zoom information. Presented by Laurie Bowen, UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant. Sponsored by Bangor Public Library and University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Online Education with UMaine EFNEP

June 23
|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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Synthesis and Characterization of Double Network Hydrogels Containing Norbornene-Modified Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Cellulose Nanofibrils

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Tessali Morrison, a candidate for Masters of Science in Chemistry, will be defending her thesis. Zoom presentation: Please email Tessali at tessali.morrison@maine.edu for Zoom information.

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Senders, Receivers, and Spillover Dynamics: Understanding Transformative Forces of Aquaculture in the Marine Aquarium Trade

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bryce Risley, a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Marine Biology, will be defending his thesis. 

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Work at the Boundary: A Research-Practice Partnership to Incorporate Computer Science Into Middle School Science

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mia Callahan, a candidate for the Master of Science in Teaching degree in Physics and Mathematics, will be defending her thesis. https://maine.zoom.us/j/98404743064?pwd=OEhNTjFjSnBpeGQ4UWVUa1BiZjEydz09

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Airborne Hyperspectral Data Application in Health Stress Detection of Blueberry Fields and Ash Trees

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Catherine Chan, a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Forest Resources and Forest Ecosystem Science will be defending her thesis. https://maine.zoom.us/j/986867255

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Ticks in Maine (online)

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Deer ticks are on the move this spring. They are the primary vectors of disease in Maine. Combatting the threats associated with ticks is an immense challenge that relies heavily on an integrated approach that includes monitoring tick populations, reducing tick and host habitat, managing ticks and their wildlife hosts, and widespread educational outreach on personal protection. Registration is required — participants will receive Zoom information after registration. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Zebrafish as a Model to Understand the Impact of Inactivity and NMES on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Elisabeth Kilroy,  a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science, will be defending her dissertation titled. Zoom presentation: https://maine.zoom.us/j/92331898982?pwd=SldLVGw1ZTBUYmhiREFRN2xOT0F1Zz09 Password: 556154

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Teaching from the Heart (online)

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 1, 2020

$125

Have you ever felt like you were more of a problem-solver than a teacher? Your best-made lesson plans are delayed by listening to your students argue about a problem that occurred at recess. You deal with this stress by addressing the class in a way that you regret. You know you’re a great teacher but you’re overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar, "Teaching from the Heart" is the course for you. Using a curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles, this…

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SciFinder for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Life Sciences

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. When is a chemistry database not just for chemists? Learn the basics of using SciFinder to find published literature in agricultural and plant science, environmental science, food science, medicine, physiology, sustainability, and related areas. To attend, sign up online and create a free SciFinder account in advance. Once you've signed up, take five minutes to get ready for the class by looking at some SciFinder content, and its counterpart from a more familiar…

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Online Education with UMaine EFNEP

June 30
|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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Teaching from the Heart (online)

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

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 1, 2020

$125

Have you ever felt like you were more of a problem-solver than a teacher? Your best-made lesson plans are delayed by listening to your students argue about a problem that occurred at recess. You deal with this stress by addressing the class in a way that you regret. You know you’re a great teacher but you’re overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar, "Teaching from the Heart" is the course for you. Using a curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles, this…

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Ways to Peace: Case Studies in Peace and Diplomacy a Reader for High School and College Students

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Darren Wallach, a candidate for the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace and Reconciliation Studies, will be defending his thesis.

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July 2020

Teaching from the Heart (online)

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 1, 2020

$125

Have you ever felt like you were more of a problem-solver than a teacher? Your best-made lesson plans are delayed by listening to your students argue about a problem that occurred at recess. You deal with this stress by addressing the class in a way that you regret. You know you’re a great teacher but you’re overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar, "Teaching from the Heart" is the course for you. Using a curriculum based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles, this…

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Basics of Livestock Photography

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How should you position your animal to make it look its best? What parts should you take pictures of for a virtual show? Where should the sun be so you don’t squint? Where should you take your pictures? We’ll get answers to these questions and more to help you get your best picture of your animals whether you are using a camera or a phone. Register by July 2. Ages 9 and up; open to enrolled Maine 4-Hers.

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Online Education with UMaine EFNEP

July 7
|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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Language, Identity, and Citizenship: Politics of Education in Madawaska, 1842-1920

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Elisa Sance, a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in History, will be defending her dissertation.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Quick-Pack Cucumber Pickles (online)

July 7 @ 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 1: Following Your Yellow Brick Road

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

Each of us has a goal that we are passionate about. Join us in sharing the story of the Wizard of Oz and working together to explore our personal strengths and the resources we have and we want to discover as we journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Together we will visualize how our Ruby Slippers, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion can all help us reach the Emerald City of our goal. Register by July 1. Youth ages 12…

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Summer Thesis Workshop (online)

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Katie Rossignol via Zoom to learn more about the Graduate School's thesis formatting requirements. Zoom link will be sent after RSVP is received.

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UMaine Health Connection Chats: Being Mindful While Navigating the Pandemic (online)

July 8 @ 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 8 is Emily A.P. Haigh, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, 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: Are Pigs Really that Dirty?

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Dr. Colt Knight, University of Maine Livestock Specialist, for a discussion on pigs. Learn about different kinds of pigs, how pigs are kept, and where the bacon comes from. Dr. Knight will also explain career opportunities in the world of pigs. Register by July 7. Ages 12 and up; open to all youth.

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

July 8 @ 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: General Equine Knowledge

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Prepare for the ESE knowledge test or brush up on your general equine knowledge. Created for youth, by youth. Register by July 2. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 20 attendees.

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The Inter-Art Machine

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

Josh Couturier, a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia, will be defending his thesis.  https://maine.zoom.us/j/93989080298

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Horror and Humanity (online)

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As Stephen King fans know, horror stories can be a great escape from the stress of everyday life. But what happens when life starts imitating art? Join UMaine Professor Caroline Bicks, holder of the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature, as she discusses what scares us and why, and what she learned with the students in her Horror and Humanity class last semester as they all faced the unknown — on the page and in real time. The virtual event…

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Weeds, Mulch, and Foliar Fertility with Dr. Lily Calderwood (online)

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Wild Blueberry "Happy Hour" Webinar Series. Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension for live virtual field days throughout the month of July. Four sessions will be hosted: 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. Call in using the same information each time: Zoom/Computer:  https://maine.zoom.us/j/95609504286 Password: 666745 Phone:  301.715.8592 or 312.626.6799 or 646.876.9923 or 408.638.0968 or 669.900.6833 or 253.215.8782…

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Maine’s Changing Lobster Fishery: Some Direct and Indirect Impacts of Climate Change (webinar)

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Robert Steneck will present “Maine's changing lobster fishery: some direct and indirect impacts of climate change” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, during a webinar hosted by the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  The American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery is not only Maine’s most valuable marine resource, it is also the most valuable species harvested in the United States.  Maine’s lobster is perhaps the only species in the world to have been heavily fished for well over…

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4-H Summer Program: Mexican Mini Pizza

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn to prepare a nutritious and delicious pizza that includes many of the Choose MyPlate food groups. 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 2. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum eight youths.

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Beginning Nonviolent Communication (online)

July 13 @ 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: Learning About Dairy Goats — A Look at Getting to Know these Farm Favorites

July 13 @ 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: Cardboard Challenge

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop will issue a building challenge for participants — with a kick. The challenge will be to construct something using only cardboard, tape, and other recycled materials. What will you build? A rocket ship? A house? Use your imagination and share your creativity with other 4-H engineers. Participants will need to supply their own materials — a list will be sent one week in advance. This session is open to all ages but participants may need adult assistance to…

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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
|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: 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
|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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

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

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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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Pandemic Pivot: Innovation and Resilience in Maine’s Seafood Community

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join the Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy for a conversation with Jen Levin, Gulf of Maine Sashimi, and Mike Gaffney, Eros Oysters, to learn how COVID-19 has impacted their businesses and what innovative strategies they are using to adapt to changing markets and consumer needs. Gulf of Maine Sashimi specializes in supreme quality seafood for high-end chefs, and lost 100% of their customers when the pandemic hit. Determined to keep showing up for the boats, the business transitioned to direct-to-consumer…

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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
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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: 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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Untangling the Links between Ocean Life, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Future Climate (webinar)

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Margaret Estapa will talk about “Untangling the links between ocean life, the global carbon cycle, and future climate” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, during a free webinar hosted by the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  The assistant professor of geosciences at Skidmore College in upstate New York will soon be an assistant professor of chemical oceanography in the UMaine School of Marine Sciences based at the DMC. Her research has focused on oceanic biogeochemical processes in…

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

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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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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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