Category: cooperative extension
Goals: To help local people learn new knowledge and skills, develop leadership abilities, and solve problems using local resources and research-based information from the land-grant/sea-grant university.
Extension educators and specialists provide educational support to citizens, community leaders, and organizations in developing marine programs in coastal resource management, water quality education, 4-H youth education, and harbor management. Specific programs focus on finfish aquaculture, harbor management, and leadership training to influence decision-making on marine policy issues.
UMCE has Extension faculty serving all coastal and inland counties. Individuals are encouraged to call or write their county Cooperative Extension office for additional assistance on marine-related issues.
Resources: The county offices can provide a wide variety of audiovisual materials and pamphlets on marine-related subjects, including information on volunteer water quality monitoring. State linkage with University of Maine Sea Grant Program.
County: Cumberland Hancock Kennebec Knox Lincoln Penobscot Sagadahoc Waldo Washington York
Region: southwest coast Casco Bay midcoast Mt. Desert Island downeast central