March is Women’s History Month. Photo: Amelia Earhart in the cockpit of a Lockheed Electra airplane. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (LC-USZC4-2758)
New this week:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a new five-session online food science club for ages 9–13 meeting weekly 3:30–4:30 p.m. March 22–April 19. Participants in the “4-H Virtual Food Science Club” will explore food science topics, including leavening agents, egg proteins, dairy fermentation, gluten, and browning in fruits and vegetables with hands-on techniques used by food scientists. UMaine Extension 4-H community education assistant Cindy Rogers and UMaine graduate student Ella Glatter will lead the club. The club is free to join; registration is required by March 10 and limited to 10 participants. Register on the 4-H club webpage. Some materials will be provided. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-832-0343; email@example.com. More information also is available on the Extension 4-H virtual learning hub webpage.
A new scholarship this year will support LGBTQ+ youth and allies in pursuit of post-secondary studies. The Parsons Scholarship Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies honors the late Betsy Parsons, a longtime Portland teacher and a fierce advocate of LGBTQ+ rights. Parsons taught English for 30 years and was one of the earliest teachers in Maine to publicly identify as a lesbian. She helped found the Southern Maine Chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), which fights to ensure safe schools and spaces for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. She led the way in establishing approximately 90 student gender and sexuality clubs statewide, recruited student leaders and advisors and provided continued support. To learn more about scholarships, contact Liz Fickett, MaineCF director of grants and scholarships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Acadia is recruiting an AmeriCorps member to increase access to healthy food for people living in Washington County. $575.40 bi-weekly stipend, health benefits, rent assistance for one month and more. See flyer for details. Contact Katie Freedman at email@example.com for more information.