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 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 will also explore shellfish aquaculture with a tour of an active 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 online. Maximum enrollment is 15 and March 19 is the deadline to register. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Jessica Brainerd, 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.