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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition education program for low income families and youth that has been in existence for almost 50 years. Nutrition education is delivered by paraprofessionals (supervised by professionals) in low income communities in all states and territories. In Massachusetts, we currently have offices in Springfield, Worcester, Lawrence, and Raynham.

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Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance seeks to increase the number and diversity of students in the pipeline to computing and computing-intensive degrees by supporting state-level computing education reforms. ECEP works closely with many national organizations, relies on and deploys experts in computing education, promotes state-level computer science education reform, trains educators to provide professional development in computing, supports summer computing camps, and offers advice and tools in higher education transfer and program evaluation.

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Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

The Extension 4-H Youth Development Program works with a network of several thousand adult volunteers to provide active learning opportunities to tens of thousands of Massachusetts youth ages 5-18. These opportunities are provided through 4-H clubs and other forms in varied topics including Animal Science, Communications, Community Service, Science/Engineering /Technology (SET) and Leadership. It is a program of UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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Girl Scout Exploration Day

Girl Scout Day brings 25 to 35 middle school students to campus to meet UMass Engineering undergraduates, participate in hands-on activities, and learn more about engineering. In 2013, for example, Girl Scouts will learn about renewable energy and engineering by designing, building, redesigning, and testing solar cars. The overall objectives of Girl Scouts Day are: to broaden young girls' views about engineering; to show engineering is fun; to introduce role models pursuing careers in engineering; and to introduce engineering as a potential career.

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Heritage Assessment and Community Development, Eleuthera, Bahamas

The Center for Heritage & Society has initiated a partnership with a community development organization on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas (oneeleuthera.org). We have conducted a pilot research project (Historic Building Survey) in Governor's Harbor, and we have developed a community engagement web portal for use by our partners. Finally, we are now in the development phase of an archaeological survey and excavation project in Millars on the site of a former plantation in collaboration with the descendent community.

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IMPACT! Service-Learning RAP Program

IMPACT! is the service-learning Residential Academic Program. Through this year-long program, students learn how to make a positive impact on the larger community around UMass, and find a place for themselves in that community, by working in a local community service site for 30 hours both fall and spring semester. IMPACT! strives to create a holistic experience for students by integrating service, contemplative practice, social justice, and leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the larger community.

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Innovate to Mitigate: A Crowdsourced Carbon Challenge

"Innovate to Mitigate: A Crowdsourced Carbon Challenge"-- directed by Dr. Gilly Puttick of TERC, a non-profit educational organization-- is a crowdsourced open innovation challenge for high school students to come up with creative solutions for mitigation of climate change. Crowdsourcing promises a novel approach to engaging students in science while addressing a significant societal challenge. Dr. Leschine’s role is to serve as an adviser, assist in the design of the challenge, and select resources that will be necessary to support the work of high school student participants.

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Massachusetts Envirothon

Mass. Envirothon is an annual team based competition for high school students in which they respond to an environmental issue. After researching it, students present a solution to the problem. Teams attend environmental education workshops during the year and visit four “ecostations” -- focusing on forestry, soil, water, and wildlife -- to be tested on these issues during the one-day Envirothon event. State winners can participate in a national level Envirothon competition. Mass. Envirothon is supported by UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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Massachusetts Operation Military Kids Program

Massachusetts Operation Military Kids (OMK) supports children of military service members before, during and after deployment by building statewide networks that educate citizens on the impact of deployment on communities, families and youth, as well as providing educational, recreational and social programs for children of military families. It is a program of the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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