UMaine Extension 4-H workshop explores Maine’s marshlands, climate change

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 4:45pm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online workshop for youth ages 12–18 years about marshlands and climate change, Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Maine's Mysterious Marshlands: Using eDNA to Understand Climate Change” will explore Maine’s salt marshes and their environmental DNA to understand this habitat’s role in the midst of a changing climate. Hands-on games and demonstrations will give participants an in-depth view of the science of eDNA and salt marsh ecology. University of Maine graduate student Heather Richard will lead the workshop.

The workshop is free; participation is limited to 15. Required registration closes Feb. 11. Register on the event webpage to receive the link and at-home materials. This workshop is supported by Maine EPSCoR at UMaine. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.581.8206 or  

University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduates. Our students have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit and