FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington has launched a brand new Nature Term this summer June 4-29 that offers a mixture of academic courses and outdoor adventure experiences, taught by tenured professors and expert outdoor enthusiasts.

During the four-week term, creative arts and other courses will be offered in the morning, followed by outdoor lifestyle activities in the afternoon. Courses and activities are variable in length and credit, creating a flexible list of options to meet individual interests and busy summer schedules.

Mornings, credit-bearing courses will include Weather Analysis with professional meteorologist Mallory Brooke, Drawing and Filmmaking Outside, Farming & Sustainability and Natural History of the Maine Watershed.

Afternoons will include guided experiences in hiking and camping, water sports, golf or mountain biking. Openings are limited.

On-campus residence hall housing and dining services are available at a reasonable rate during the term.

More information on academic courses and outdoor adventure experiences, variable credits and costs is available at

Individuals can also register in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Merrill Center in UMF’s Merrill Hall, 224 Main St.

The deadline for course registration is the first day of classes. Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact the UMF Merrill Center at 778-7237 or [email protected], or Nicholas Koban, associate provost and dean of Arts and Sciences and Nature Term director, at [email protected] or 778-7117.

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