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UMaine Extension 4-H Continues Virtual Science Cafés

posted Nov 2, 2020, 4:37 AM by Bruce Bailey

ORONO, Maine - University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 every Thursday, from 3:30–4:15 p.m., continuing November 5th, 2020.

Online sessions will include University of Maine scientists discussing their research, how they became involved in their work and what brought them to Maine. Participants will learn about science in action in an informal discussion format.

This month will see presentations from Dr. Scarlett Tudor, Dr. Rosemary Smith and Dr. Jean MacRae.

November 5: Fishy Behavior with Scarlett Tudor – Have you ever wondered why fish do the things they do? Have you ever heard the saying that “a goldfish’s memory only lasts for six seconds?” Would you believe that fish can be taught to swim through an obstacle course? Join Dr. Scarlett Tudor, a Research Assistant at the Aquaculture Research Institute, and learn all about this “fishy” behavior! Bring along any questions from home about your own aquarium, or aquaculture in general!

November 12: Electrical Engineering with Rosemary Smith – 

What’s the toughest thing about getting a shot? It hurts!  Join Dr. Rosemary Smith and learn about work being done on “Painless Needles” which would make your trip to the doctor a much more comfortable experience!

November 19: Engineers Without Borders with Jean MacRae – 
Jean MacRae is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is faculty advisor for the UMaine chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Join Dr. MacRae and learn about Engineers Without Borders and the projects the University of Maine has done in Honduras and Ecuador. One is a community sanitation system, and the other is a rainwater catchment system for a school and community center.

Registration is required for each session and is available on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jessy Brainerd, 207.581.3877; jessica.brainerd@maine.edu.

More information on additional educational resources is on UMaine Extension 4-H Learn at Home.

Kaitlin Dolloff
Graduate Assistant
4-H Youth Development & Outreach
University of Maine Cooperative Extension