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Maine 4-H alumni Invited to 'Check In' for $10,000 science sponsorship

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ORONO University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H invites alumni to take part in a national contest to help it win a $10,000 'Innovation Incubator' science sponsorship.

The contest is part of the 4-H GROWN Alumni Campaign, sponsored by the National 4-H Council and HughesNet. The goal is to share hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences with youth in small communities across the country.

Maine 4-H alums are asked to 'check in' at www.4-H.org/4HGROWN, tag friends and cast votes. If UMaine Extension 4-H wins, the $10,000 sponsorship will provide for STEM activities that encourage youth to design innovative science solutions for real community challenges. The contest ends Monday, March 16.

Also, if Maine 4-H wins, two local young innovators will have a chance to receive an all-expense paid trip to the flagship 4-H National Youth Science Day in Washington, D.C. where they'll participate in the world's largest youth-led science experiment.

For more information, visit extension.umaine.edu/4h or call (207) 581-3188.

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