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4-H Tech Changemakers' Newsletter

STEM NIGHT: On May 1st, we visited the Fort O’Brien Elementary School in Machiasport. We had a booth setup with open Surface Pros f

or the community to take surveys that we had created to gain people's opinions about food insecurity. We had a good turnout, and received good tips from the school principal.

A TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C. From July 8th-15th, we attended the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus week in Washington DC at the National 4-H Center. We were given the opportunity to participate in workshops and events meant to build character, knowledge of the government, and grow public speaking skills. Throughout the week we toured the city, as well as spoke with political figures about the Microsoft 4-H Tech Changemaker projects. Our group met with Senator Susan Collins, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, who all seemed very interested in our project. Finally, all the 4-H Tech Changemakers nationwide met with the department of education and Microsoft, giving lightning round presentations and answering questions, and attended a two day seminar meant to help us with certain aspects of our project, such as tech support and how to use social media to our advantage.

INTERVIEW ON A NATIONAL TV STATION: We were invited to participate in a three-minute interview on RFD-TV in Nashville, TN. RFD-TV is an agricultural based national cable network and airs in just under 50 million homes and simulcast on Sirius XM 147. Click here to watch the news clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJqCpYSs9gA&t=9sGreat job Forrest Perkins!

GARDEN AT WASHINGTON ACADEMY: We are excited to be partnering with Washington Academy, Heathy Acadia and UMaine Extension master gardener volunteers to revive garden space at W.A. Produce from the garden will be donated to the Machias Food Pantry next year!WEBSITE We will continue to add more articles and more pictures to the site. A Maine food resources map is coming soon complements of Maine Food Atlas. There you will be able to view the locations and contact information of farms, food banks, and other food resources in Maine! Don’t forget to visit us at www.communityfeast.org