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Facilitator Peer Group

Led by Group Members The Facilitation Peer Group is a professional and personal skill development series for graduates of the Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills Level 1 in Maine and New Hampshire. These opportunities are designed and implemented in cooperation with UNH Cooperative Extension and with the participants of the peer group. Learning from Each Other The primary […]

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Community Facilitator Services

Graduates of Facilitation Training Graduates of Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills Level 1 training are available to offer facilitation services to assist local government, nonprofit, and community groups working in your area. Skilled Volunteers Community Facilitators are volunteers interested in offering support to help groups achieve their goals. Community Facilitators have completed 20 hours of training […]

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Customized Facilitation Training

Customized Facilitation Training designed with you to meet your group’s needs Facilitating groups successfully is a field of study as well as a skill set that requires dedicated training and practice. Whether your group has identified the need to increase awareness of key concepts and practice basic skills, or seeks to hone advanced skills in […]

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2021 Scallop Aquaculture webinar – NOAA Saltonstall Kennedy Project

The subject of the webinar is recent and ongoing research on aquaculture production and economics, in a collaboration between several Maine scallop producers, researchers at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center and Misericordia University, Coastal Enterprises Inc., the Maine Aquaculture Association, and Maine Sea Grant.  Partners in the effort include staff at the Public Health […]

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Expanding green sea urchin production

31 March 2021 This Zoom event was to highlight a new project on urchin culture; a collaboration between University of Rhode Island, University of Maine, and University of New Hampshire.  Speakers reviewed the biology, production, market and economics of urchin culture, followed by a helpful discussion with attendees.  

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National Aquaculture Extension Conference

National Aquaculture Extension Conference 2022 June 13-17, 2022 DRAFT Agenda available Join us this June for the 2022 National Aquaculture Extension Conference (NAEC). The conference is co-sponsored by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) five Regional Aquaculture Centers and the NOAA National Sea Grant Program. Held approximately every five years since 1992, […]

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Emerging Species for Seaweed Aquaculture

Emerging Species The University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Research is home to the sea vegetable aquaculture nursery where new native species are being developed for aquaculture. Dulse (Palmaria palmata), laver (Porphyra umbilicalis), horsetail kelp (Laminaria digitata), gracilaria (Gracilaria tikvahiae), and skinny kelp (Saccharina latissima forma angustissima) are all in various stages of development. A […]

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References & Resources

Cited Sources Carignan, S. 2014. New Maine festival to celebrate benefits of seaweed. Bangor Daily News, Maine. Aug. 27, 2014. Chopin, T., AH Buschmann, C Halling, M Troell, N Kautsky, A Neori, GP Kraemer, JA Zertuche-Gonzales, C Yarish, and C Neefus. 2001. Integrating seaweeds into marine aquaculture systems: a key toward sustainability. Journal of Phycology 37:975-986. Crawford, […]

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Facilitation Skills Training

In our professional and community roles, we are often expected to produce results in collaboration with others, yet facilitation skills are not routinely taught or learned. As members or leaders of groups we often learn on the fly, mimicking what we’ve observed from others in the role of facilitator. But these practitioners may or may […]

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New England Sustainability Consortium

Marine Extension Associate Keri Kaczor participates in the New England Sustainability Consortium’s Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project (NEST), working with a team of researchers across Maine and New Hampshire colleges and universities. As coordinator of the Maine Healthy Beaches Program, Kaczor has been a leader in engaging beach managers and volunteers in efforts to identify […]

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