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July 2020

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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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
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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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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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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

Racial Justice Challenge

August 3 - August 7

The Racial Justice Challenge is around the corner and we hope you'll join us. Each day, for five days, you'll receive an email with several tasks designed to learn, listen, share, and take action regarding race, racism, and antiracism. We'll explore how to be antiracist (versus "not racist"), move beyond a single story, examine issues of race in the media, and design a personalized racial justice plan. The Challenge will take place from Aug. 3–7. To join, sign up online.…

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Thesis Defense: Rachel Church

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Rachel Church, a candidate for Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia, will be defending her thesis titled, "I Love It When You Make Me Coffee in The Morning." Zoom presentation: Email Rachel Church at rachel.church@maine.edu for the Zoom link.

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Dissertation Defense: Annie Tock

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Annie Tock, a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in History, will be defending her thesis titled: "Orange Riots, Party Processions Acts, and the Control of Public Space in Ireland and British North America, 1796-1851." Zoom Presentation: Contact Annie Tock (annietock@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.

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Summer Gardening Series: All Season Gardening (webinar)

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to then use season extension structures to boost spring and summer season crops and cover production schedules, which hardy greens to use for winter growing and when and how to get them started. Gardening doesn’t have to stop when the traditional growing season ends in Maine. By using simple, small, movable greenhouse or low tunnel structures which we will cover how you can build for yourself, you can start growing winter greens in late…

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DH Pop In: Building Digital Timelines

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Building off of the success of the Black Digital History event this spring, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center will be continuing their DH Pop In series throughout the year to show the potential and accessibility of the digital humanities for research and classroom use. Spearheaded by the MHC's Humanities Specialist Karen Sieber, each event will showcase a different tool or digital project, and teach users how to use similar methods in their own research or creative work, including mapping, textual analysis…

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4-H Summer Program: Fish Behavior and How Fish Communicate – What are They Trying to Tell You?

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this workshop, we will examine the diversity of fish behavior and explore the ways in which fish communicate. Expert Dr. Scarlett Tudor will share her research about fish in Maine and her studies conducted with guppies in her personal tank. Can fish do an obstacle course? Join in to find out. Register by July 31. Youth ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 15 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Thesis Defense: Keith Hayden

August 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Keith Hayden, a candidate for Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia, will be defending his thesis titled, "Generating Insight into The Nature of Existence; The Process of Unraveling Logic." Zoom presentation: Email keith.hayden@maine.edu for the Zoom link and password

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4-H Summer Program: How to Get Started with your 4-H Animal Science Project

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you interested in trying a 4-H animal science project? This interactive workshop will provide you with the information you need to get started. If you are wondering where to find an animal, how to show your pet, or how to join 4-H, this workshop is for you. This workshop will provide an introduction into the world of 4-H animal science projects and let you know how you can get involved. Register by July 31. Open to youth of all…

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Thesis Defense: Taylor Bailey

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Taylor Bailey, a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, will be defending her thesis titled: "Understanding the Influence of Wind on Irregular Waves." Zoom Presentation: https://maine.zoom.us/j/92966043671?pwd=dUQrd3djdm0zSUNHSzdmaHJ6WEtDdz09 Meeting ID: 929 6604 3671 Password: 872601.  

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4-H Summer Program: Oatmeal, Strawberry, Banana Smoothies

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn how to make this fruity smoothie. We will go step-by-step through the recipe and talk about the nutritional benefits of this delicious treat. 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 30. Youth of all ages; open to Maine youth; maximum eight participants. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: August 2020 Series — Freezing Fruit (online)

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the 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. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Kittens — See How They Grow!

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

This session will introduce youth to the wonderful world of kittens! There will be general information on how kittens develop, LOTS of photos and videos of kittens I have fostered, and what you need to get yourself ready to adopt a kitten. There will also be some live appearances of the foster kittens currently in my care!. Register by Aug. 3. Youth ages 5 – 11; open to all youth. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 5: The Not-So Cowardly Lion: Flipping the Script on Followership

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Dorothy may have been the leader out front, but the heart of our fearless crew is the Lion. What if we think of that heart, not as cowardly, but as courageous? Dive into the rarely discussed side of teams: the courageous followers, and learn how they are the heart of getting things done together. Register by Aug. 3. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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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Dissertation Defense: Bouhee Kang

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bouhee Kang, a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Food and Nutrition Sciences, will be defending her dissertation titled: "Development of Valuable and Multifunctional Protein-Based Food Ingredients From Invasive Green Crabs." Zoom Presentation: Contact Bouhee Kang (bouhee.kang@maine.edu) for the Zoom link.

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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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Dissertation Defense: Yaping Zhu

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Yaping Zhu, a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering will be defending her dissertation titled: "Crack Resistance of Water Borne Barrier Coating." Zoom Presentation: Contact Yaping Zhu (yaping.zhu@maine.edu) for the Zoom link.

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Dissertation Defense: Alejandro Molina Moctezuma

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alejandro Molina Moctezuma, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Wildlife Ecology, will be defending his dissertation title, "Movement and Survival of Atlantic Salmon Smolts In the Penobscot River, Maine." Zoom presentation: Contact Alejandro, alejandro.molina@maine.edu, for the Zoom link.

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

August 5 @ 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: 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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Livestock Nutrition Webinar Series — Beef Cattle

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

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

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4-H Summer Program: Dairy Promotion and Consumer Interaction

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

Telling the story of dairy from farm to table is very important and its a big, complicated story. As 4-H exhibitors, you are often the first contact a consumer may have with someone in the dairy industry. In this session, we will talk about being a strong ambassador for agriculture, why it’s important, how to handle tough questions, and when to ask for help in consumer interactions. Register by Aug. 5. All ages; open to all youth. Sponsored by University…

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4-H Summer Program: Celebrating Summer’s Plants

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Landere from Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a workshop on common backyard plants. We will celebrate the life and beauty they provide and get better acquainted with common species in Maine, engaging with them through recipes, concoctions, crafts, songs, poetry and more. Register by July 31. Ages 5 –11; open to Maine youth; maximum 20 attendees Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Bloodhound and Search and Rescue Hound

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

Learn what it is like to train a Hound dog for search and rescue and how we have worked to become a Search and Rescue Team. Register by Aug. 7. All ages; open to all youth. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Thesis Defense: Simona Lukasik

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Simona Lukasik, a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, will be defending her thesis titled: "Developing a Long-Term Perspective on the Sensitivity of Lake Trophic State Changes in Maine." Zoom Presentation: Contact Simona Lukasik (simona.lukasik@maine.edu) for the Zoom link.

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4-H Summer Program: Solar S’Mores

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Explore the power of solar energy and learn how to make your own solar oven. This hands-on workshop will walk participants through building their own solar oven. You will test your oven’s effectiveness by cooking your very own s’more. Participants will need to supply their own materials and a list will be provided one week in advance. This session is open to all ages but some participants may need adult assistance for safety purposes. Register by Aug. 3 for Aug.…

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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 6: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Easy Ways to Facilitate Groups

August 11 @ 7:00 am - 8:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 20, 2020 at 7:00 am

As part of the Youth Leadership Development series, participants will learn 4 key elements that make you a great facilitator. This interactive session will allow youth to explore these concepts while working together to highlight simple ways to be successful. Register by Aug. 10. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Solar S’Mores

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the power of solar energy and learn how to make your own solar oven. This hands-on workshop will walk participants through building their own solar oven. You will test your oven’s effectiveness by cooking your very own s’more. Participants will need to supply their own materials and a list will be provided one week in advance. This session is open to all ages but some participants may need adult assistance for safety purposes. Register by Aug. 3 for Aug.…

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: August 2020 Series — Atmospheric Steam Canning (online)

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the 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. 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
|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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4-H Summer Program: Making Goat Milk Soap!

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn the basics of making Goat Milk Soap. Register by Aug. 10. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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
|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: Sheep Showing, Fitting, and Showmanship

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Maine ESE Sheep Team youth and volunteers for some tips on showing, fitting, showmanship, cleaning and more. Register by August 11. All ages; open to Maine youth; maximum 49 participants. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Planning Your Cover Cropping System (webinar)

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Adding diversity to a cover cropping system can increase the benefits to your soils, crop production and farm ecosystem. Join Jason Lilley from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to discuss key considerations for planning a diverse cover cropping system. In this meeting, we will highlight several cover crop options that work throughout various cropping systems. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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: Squid Dissection

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

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

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4-H Summer Program: Gut Microbes on the Farm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4-H Summer Program: Speak Up! Building Skills and Confidence through Public Speaking

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

This is a two-session workshop where 4-H youth cloverbuds through senior members can learn about public speaking. We will go over what public speaking is, why and when we use it, how public speaking helps youth share ideas and build confidence, and ultimately how to build your own 4-H public speaking presentation. In the second session, youth will present through ZOOM their public speaking presentations and will peer-review each other, giving a chance to both present and provide constructive criticism…

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: August 2020 Series — Freezing Tomatoes and Freezing Corn (online)

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the 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. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 7: Behind the Curtain

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The characters in the Wizard of Oz learned to be their authentic selves through their journey and we learned “who” the Wizard really was when the curtain was pulled back. Let’s pull back our own curtains and shine a light on our authentic selves and how we are all wise and powerful wizards. Register by Aug. 14. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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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4-H Summer Program: Leadership Series 6: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Easy Ways to Facilitate Groups

August 20 @ 7:00 am - 8:15 am
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One event on August 20, 2020 at 7:00 am

As part of the Youth Leadership Development series, participants will learn 4 key elements that make you a great facilitator. This interactive session will allow youth to explore these concepts while working together to highlight simple ways to be successful. Register by Aug. 10. Youth ages 12 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 30 attendees. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Squid Dissection

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth will learn about the anatomy of a squid during this hands-on dissection. Your squid will be mailed to your home before the workshop. Register by July 15. Ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 6 attendees per session. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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4-H Summer Program: Speak Up! Building Skills and Confidence through Public Speaking

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

This is a two-session workshop where 4-H youth cloverbuds through senior members can learn about public speaking. We will go over what public speaking is, why and when we use it, how public speaking helps youth share ideas and build confidence, and ultimately how to build your own 4-H public speaking presentation. In the second session, youth will present through ZOOM their public speaking presentations and will peer-review each other, giving a chance to both present and provide constructive criticism…

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Pushing Climate Change Research to the Roof of the World: Expedition Everest

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

UMaine Professor Paul Andrew Mayewski has been to the top of the world — literally. On August 20 he will show and tell us what it's like. In 2019, Dr. Mayewski, director of UMaine's Climate Change Institute, led a team of researchers to Mount Everest to install the world's highest weather-monitoring stations and extracted the highest ice core ever collected. Funded by National Geographic and Rolex, the expedition was the subject of the 2020 widely-praised documentary series, "Expedition Everest," and…

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4-H Summer Program: Squid Dissection

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Youth will learn about the anatomy of a squid during this hands-on dissection. Your squid will be mailed to your home before the workshop. Register by July 15. Ages 9 and up; open to Maine youth; maximum 6 attendees per session. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Livestock Nutrition Webinar Series — Swine

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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

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Thesis Defense: Victoria Quiñones

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Victoria Quiñones, a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, will be defending her dissertation titled, "The Relationship between Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Ideation: The Role of Emotion Reactivity and Negative Problem Orientation." Zoom presentation: Contact Victoria Quiñones, victoria.quinones@maine.edu for the Zoom link.

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Thesis Defense: Jaqulin Wallace

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

Jaqulin Wallace, a candidate for Master of Science in Physics, will be defending her thesis titled, "Live Cell Super-Resolution Microscopy Quantifies an Interaction Between Influenza Hemagglutinin and Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate." Zoom presentation: Contact Jaqulin Wallace, jaqulin.wallace@maine.edu, for the zoom link.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: August 2020 Series — Canning Salsa and Tomatoes (online)

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the 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. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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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Livestock Nutrition Webinar Series — Poultry

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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

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Summer Gardening Series: Pain-Free Gardening (webinar)

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this webinar, we’ll introduce ergonomic tools and techniques to keep your flowers blooming and your vegetables ripening while keeping aches and pains at bay. Gardening is great exercise, but the physical demands of gardening get harder on the body as time goes by. You can reduce the potential of joint, muscle, or back injuries by making small changes in your gardening routines. In this workshop, we’ll introduce ergonomic tools and techniques to keep your flowers blooming and your vegetables…

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September 2020

Preserving the Maine Harvest: September 2020 Series — Canning Relish

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Experts will: Demonstrate how to can relish Explain the importance of following a tested recipe  Discuss steps to success   Answer your questions Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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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Advances in Artificial Intelligence (webinar)

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This one-hour live webinar is the first in the UMaine AI Fall Lunch and Learn series. Those interested in attending the free Zoom session must register online via this form. Guest speakers will discuss topics ranging from funding opportunities in AI to advances in radio frequency fingerprinting with time for Q&A. Rebecca Hwa, National Science Foundation, Program Director Kaushik Chowdhury, Associate Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, Northeastern University Fawzi Behmann, North American Director of IEEE…

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Livestock Nutrition Webinar Series — Processing Expectations

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: September 2020 Series — Preserving Apples

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Experts will: Discuss methods for preserving apples    Demonstrate how to make applesauce Explain storage techniques Answer your questions Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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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Preserving the Maine Harvest: September 2020 Series — Pressure Canning Soups/Stocks

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Experts will: Demonstrate how to can soups and stocks in a pressure canner Discuss canning stock “dos and don’ts” Answer your questions Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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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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Grading and Providing Learning-Centered Feedback

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Discussion moderated by Dr. Lily Herakova as part of the CMJ Fall Colloquium series, via Zoom: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: maine.zoom.us/j/98336265967 Or Telephone: US: +1.646.876.9923 or +1.301.715.8592 or +1.312.626.6799 or +1.346.248.7799 or +1.408.638.0968 or +1.669.900.6833 or +1.253.215.8782 Meeting ID: 983 3626 5967 Password: 104707 Sponsored by the Department of Communication and Journalism.

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Memory Matters: (Mis)remembering Early American Women’s Labor

September 21 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Free

This public Zoom-based lecture will be presented by Marla R. Miller (Associate Chair, director of the Public History Program, and professor of History, UMass Amherst). It is part of the History Department's Symposium series, and this lecture is co-hosted by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Hosted virtually by Zoom: Meeting ID# 956 8482 0994 (Password: 391122). Click here to view the event flyer.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: September 2020 Series — Fermenting Vegetables

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Experts will: Demonstrate fermenting sauerkraut Explain the science of fermentation Discuss steps to success Answer your questions Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Kick-Off to Commercialization, a “From Research to Real World: Commercialization Training Series” (webinar)

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Are you a grad student, faculty, or staff member with a unique curriculum, cutting-edge technology, or an innovative idea? Do you have unique expertise or services to offer external partners? Join us for the Commercialization Training Series, a collection of professional development workshops aimed at walking you through the process of defining your idea to delivering a product or service to the world and working with external partners. Participants can earn a completion certificate by attending all four core workshops…

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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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Careers in Public History Workshop (online)

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kate Axelson Foster from the Career Center will lead a virtual workshop on “Careers in Public History” on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Foster will provide students with tips for navigating the public history job market. Attendees will learn about how to search and apply for internships and careers in public history, including work with museums, archives, historic preservation offices, the National Park Service, historical societies and more. Join the meeting at: tinyurl.com/y3qyt4po using the password: kate. Email riordan@maine.edu for more information. Sponsored by the University of Maine…

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