ORONO – Explore how Maine’s flora and fauna cope with winter during the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday on Dec. 5.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at Nutting Hall on campus, participants will explore the ecological side of winter.

Students in the UMaine School of Forest Resources will lead hands-on activities at outdoor stations at Braeside, the historic home of Edith Patch, an author and pioneer in entomology.

Participants should dress for being outdoors and are encouraged to wear layers and bring a hat, gloves and boots. The event is open to middle and high school students. Parents are welcome to participate. Maximum number of participants is 25; minimum is six.

The $8 fee includes lunch. Register online by Nov. 30. A snow date is set for Dec. 12.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Jessica Brainerd at 581-3877 orjessica.brainerd@maine.edu.

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