University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will launch a new club for youth in grades 3 through 5 about the science of sustainable fisheries that will meet online from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 22 through April 12.

The 4-H Sustainable Fisheries Club will include learning about popular fish species in Maine, where they are found, fish DNA and hands-on science exploration. Internet access is required to participate. The club is hosted in partnership with Maine EPSCoR and the Maine-eDNA project, according to a news release from the extension office based in Orono.

There is no cost to enroll; all materials will be provided. To register on the UMaine Extension 4-H club webpage by Monday, Feb. 15, visit extension.umaine.edu. Enrollment is limited to 12 members.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207-581-8206 or email [email protected] by Feb. 15.

This club is part of the Maine-eDNA project (National Science Foundation project #OIA-1849227).

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