Explore the Ocean at 4-H Science Saturday
Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to explore ocean waves and develop sensors at a UMaine 4-H Science Saturday workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 28, at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole.
Participants will be introduced to sensors, learn how sensors are used in marine science applications and develop and test a light or temperature sensor. They’ll also explore shellfish aquaculture and tour an oyster/mussel hatchery. Scheduled activities include water-quality sampling from the dock, viewing algae with a microscope and dissecting oysters.
The $5 fee includes the science program and lunch. Registration materials are available at umaine.edu/4h/home/science-saturday/. Maximum enrollment is 15; March 19 is the deadline to register. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Jessica Brainerd, 207.581.3877. The program is supported, in part, by the Maine 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees and a National Science Foundation award to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine.