UMaine 4-H workshop explores swamps, climate change

An online workshop for young people aged 12-18 on marshes and climate change is scheduled from 1:30-2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23. The workshop will be offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H at Orono. Courtesy of UMaine Cooperative Extension

ORONO – The University of Maine 4-H Cooperative Extension plans to offer an online workshop for youth ages 12-18 on marshes and climate change from 1:30-2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23.

“Maine’s Mystery Marshes: Using Electronic DNA to Understand Climate Change” will explore Maine’s salt marshes and their environmental DNA to understand the role of habitat amid climate change. Hands-on games and demonstrations will give attendees an in-depth view of the science of eDNA and salt marsh ecology, according to a press release from the expansion.

UMaine graduate student Heather Richard will lead the workshop. This workshop is supported by Maine EPSCoR at UMaine.

The workshop is free; attendance is limited to 15. Mandatory registration ends Friday, February 11.

To register to receive the link and documents at home, visit

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-581-8206 or [email protected].


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