ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer a new five-session online food science club for ages 9–13 meeting weekly 3:30–4:30 p.m. March 22 to April 19.

Participants in the  “4-H Virtual Food Science Club” will explore food science topics, including leavening agents, egg proteins, dairy fermentation, gluten, and browning in fruits and vegetables with hands-on techniques used by food scientists. UMaine Extension 4-H Community Education Assistant Cindy Rogers and UMaine graduate student Ella Glatter will lead the club.

The club is free to join; registration is required by March 10 and limited to 10 participants. Register on the 4-H club webpage. Some materials will be provided. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-832-0343 or cynthia.rogers@maine.edu. More information also is available on the Extension 4-H virtual learning hub webpage.