FARMINGTON — Families in the Mt. Blue community are invited to take part in a Family Energy night presented by the University of Maine at Farmington. The free event is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the North Dining Hall, in the UMF Olsen Student Center.

According to a press release, Family Energy is an energy literacy program under development by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and funded by Efficiency Maine that targets energy education and conservation. The program is modeled after nationally recognized Family Science and Family Math programs and is being hosted as part of a National Science Foundation grant on Maine’s Energy Education Future.

Carole Lee, UMF assistant professor of science education, is collaborating with the MMSA and her pre-service science teacher education students to host the event. Lee and her students will be on hand as facilitators and partners in learning during the evening. Upper elementary and middle school-age students and their families will participate together in a number of interactive, hands-on, self-guided energy themed activities that allow exploration of energy concepts and how to make wise energy choices.

Families interested in attending are asked to preregister byMonday at or call 626-3230.

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