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Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty

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County Director San Benito County & 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
831-637-5346 x 12
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Santa Cruz County
Monterey County

Biography

I work as a county-based faculty member for the University of California Cooperative Extension and serve the geographic region of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties with youth development programming in nonformal science.

My scope of work is focused on developing multidisciplinary and integrated approaches to addressing California’s and the Nation’s decline in youth science performance and achievement. This is accomplished by conducting applied research, education and programs with nonformal educators utilizing effective professional development models, curricula, and deliveries, to engage youth in self-directed learning and discovery.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a BS degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Outdoor Education in 1987, and obtained my MS degree in Outdoor Education in 1991 from Northern Illinois University.

Education

MS Outdoor Teacher Education, Northern Illinois University. 1991
BS Elementary and Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. 1987

Specialty

Youth Science and Technology

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Smith, Martin H.; Worker, Steven M.; Meehan, Cheryl; Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Ambrose, Andrea; Brian, Kelley; Schoenfelder, Emily. (2017). "Defining and Developing Curricula in the Context of Cooperative Extension." Journal of Extension 55(2): # 2FEA4.
  • Worker, Steven M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Ambrose, Andrea; Brian, Kelley; Schoenfelder, Emily; Smith, Martin H. (2017). "Multiple-Methods Needs Assessment of California 4-H Science Education Programming." Journal of Extension 55(2): # 2RIB4.
  • Smith, M.H.; Worker, S.M.; Ambrose, A.P.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S. (2015). "Including Civic Engagement as a Component of Scientific Literacy." Science Education and Civic Engagement
  • Smith, M.H.; Worker, S.M.; Ambrose, A.P.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S (2015). "Scientific Literacy: California 4-H Defines it from citizens’ perspective." California Agriculture 69(2): 92-97.
  • Sallee, J.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.S.; Swint, S; Meek, A. (2015). "TechXcite: Discover Engineering – A New STEM Curriculum." Journal of Extension 53(3): 5.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Carlos, R.; Smith, M. (2014). "Learning and recommendations to Advance 4-H Science Readiness." Journal of Extension 562(4)
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2013). "More effective professional development can help 4-H volunteers address need for youth scientific literacy." California Agriculture 67(1): 47-53.
  • Moncloa, F.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Go, C.; Nathaniel, K.; Truong, T. (2011). "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow: Fostering Youth Social Skills in Afterschool Programs." Advances in Youth Development--Research and Evaluation from the University of California Cooperative Extension 2001-2010
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2011). "Moving Beyond the Demonstration Model: The Importance of Experiential Learning in the 4-H Youth Development Program." Advances in Youth Development--Research and Evaluation from the University of California Cooperative Extension 2001-2010
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. ; Smith, M.; Chin-Young, J. (2011). "Preparing Volunteers to Meet the Developmental Needs of Youth Audiences." Journal of Extension 49(1)
  • Bird, M.; Borda, J.; Brenner, J.; Brosnahan, A.; Coutellier, C.; George, J.; Kong, L.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Subramaniam, A.; Thomas, J. (2008). Beyond Evaluation: Findings from the California 4-H Camp Study. CYFERNET.
  • Dasher, H.; Frazell, J.; Gregory, P.; Pollard, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Snell, D.; Sousa, C.; Young, J. (2007). Project Leaders Digest. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. #21629
  • Enfield, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2007). "The Development and Evaluation of Experimental Learning Workshops for 4-H Volunteers." Journal of Extension 45(1)
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Subramaniam, A.; Stanley, S. (2006). "Encouraging Positive Youth Development WIth Youth Leadership Summits." Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice 1(3)
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). Safe School Project: 4-H Center for Youth Development Research Project Making a Local Impact. 4-H Center for Youth Development Update.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2017). 4‐H Youth Development and the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative: Engaging Youth Through Experiential Education. UC ANR.: 1.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2017). Santa Cruz 4‐H participates in research study to mitigate zoonotic diseases in 4‐H animal science projects. UC ANR.: 1.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2017). Tech Wizards – Building social support through science mentoring. UC ANR.: 1.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2017). TechXcite – Local Youth Discover Engineering. UC ANR.: 1.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2017). Urban Gleaning Supports Community Food Bank. UC ANR.: 1.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Hofmann-Lurz, L. (2016). Welcome to Monterey County 4-H. http://cemonterey.ucanr.edu/files/248876.pdf

  • Meehan, C.L., Brian, K.M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Schoenfelder, E., Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., and Ambrose, A. (2016). Animal Welfare Education on California 4-H. June 20, 2016. California Classroom Science. http://www.classroomscience.org/animal-welfare-education-in-california-4-h

  • Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Ambrose, A., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Brian, K.M., Schoenfelder, E. (2016). Defining Scientific Literacy for Informal Science Education. December 14, 2016. California Classroom Science. http://www.classroomscience.org/defining-scientific-literacy-for-informal-science-education

  • Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Lewis, K.M., Meehan, C.L., Brian, K.M., Schoenfelder, E. (2016). Enhancing 4-H Common Measures: Developing a Transformational, Sustainable Professional Development Model. Report to the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. National 4-H Council.

  • Schoenfelder, E., Smith, M.H., Worker, S.M., Ambrose, A., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Brian, K.M., (2016). Science Literacy and Civic Engagement Go Hand in Hand. November 16, 2016. California Classroom Science. http://www.classroomscience.org/science-literacy-and-civic-engagement-go-hand-in-hand

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2016). University of California Cooperative Extension San Benito County 2015 accomplishment report.

  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2014). "Monterey County 4-H E-Blast".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2014). "San Benito County 4-H Blog".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2014). "Santa Cruz County 4-H List Serve".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2014). Impacts of the National 4-H Mentoring Program; years three and four. National 4-H Council and National Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  • Worker, S.; Smith, M.; Ambrose, A.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2014). The California 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Initiative: Using and informing best practices for science education in non-formal settings. Classroom Science.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2013). "Monterey County 4-H E-Blast".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2013). "San Benito County 4-H Blog".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2013). "Santa Cruz County 4-H List Serve".
  • Ambrose, A.; Dogan, S.; Harris, L.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Nathaniel, K.; Smith, M.; Worker, S. (2013). 2008-2012 California 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Initiative. ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) Conference (Poster). Ontario, CA,
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2013). Impacts of Implementation Frequency on Youth Scientific Literacy in 4-H Club Settings. ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) Conference (Poster). Ontario, CA,
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Meehan, C.; Subramaniam, A. (2013). The Impacts of Implementation Frequency on Youth Scientific Literacy in 4-H Club Settings. UC-ANR (University of California - Agriculture and Natural Resources) Strategic Initiatives Grant Report. UC-ANR (University of California - Agriculture and Natural Resources).
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2012). "Ask Lynn": Science Frequency Research Project. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 36
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2012). "Ask Lynn": UC Releases New Book on Youth Development. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 36
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2012). "Monterey County 4-H E-Blast".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2012). "San Benito County 4-H Blog".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2012). "Santa Cruz County 4-H List Serve".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). "Ask Lynn": 4-H Enrollment. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 35
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). "Ask Lynn": New Robotics Program. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 35
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). "Ask Lynn": There's No New Water. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 35
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). Central Coast Youth Developing Engineering and Technology Skills.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). Central Coast Youth Developing Engineering and Technology Skills. UC Delivers.
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). "Experiential Learning: A Powerful Pedagogical Strategy for 4-H Science Educators." 4-H Science Professional Development Connection
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). Gearing Up 4-H Through Robotics. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2011). Gearing Up 4-H Through Robotics. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2011). "Professional Develoment in 4-H Science: Strategies to Improve Educators' Capacity." 4-H Science Professional Development Connection
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2010). "Ask Lynn": 4-H Enrollment. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 34
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2010). "Ask Lynn": National Youth Science Day. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 34
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2010). How can I better facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning? National 4-H Council Educational Video.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2010). How do I use Inquiry-Based Learning with Youth? National 4-H Council Educational Video.
  • Junge, S.; Heck, K.; Mahacek, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M.; Worker, S. (2010). SET Professional Development Strategies. National 4-H Academy (Poster). Chevy Chase, MD,
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2009). "Ask Lynn": Science Appreciation. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 33
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2009). "Ask Lynn": Science Appreciation. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 33
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2009). 4-H "Green Sheets". Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Junge, S.; Mahacek, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M.; Worker, S. M. (2009). 4-H SET trains volunteers to engage youth in science activities. UC Delivers.
  • Junge, S.; Mahacek, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M.; Worker, S. M. (2009). 4-H SET trains volunteers to engage youthin science activities. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Mahacek, R.; Junge, S. (2009). Ready, 4-H SET, Go! UC Delivers.
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Mahacek, R.; Junge, S. (2009). Ready, 4-H SET, Go! UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2009). Santa Cruz County Teens put Citizenship in Action. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2009). Santa Cruz County Teens Put Citizenship in Action. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Nathaniel, K.; Enfield, R. (2009). SET In 4-H: A Profile of Three. ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) Statewide Conference. Sacramento, CA,
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). "Ask Lynn": 4-H Enrollment Time. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 32
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). "Ask Lynn": 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 32
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). 4-H "Green Sheets". Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). After School Care Providers Increase Capacity to Deliver Science. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). Assessing Community Needs to Expand Youth Garden. UC Delivers.
  • Junge, S.; Mahacek, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2008). How to Get California 4-H SET Ready.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). Mapping the Community Assests of Seaside. California Communities Intern Program. University of California, Davis,
  • Junge, S.; Mahacek, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2008). National 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative State Plan of Work.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). National Partnership for After School Science Collaborator vignette.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2008). Seaside Youth Map Community Assets. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M.; Chin-Young, J. (2008). Working with 4-H Members Training Workshop Module.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2007). "Ask Lynn": 4-H Enrollment Time. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 31
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2007). "Ask Lynn": Citizenship in the 4-H Program. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 31
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2007). "Ask Lynn": National Partnership for After School Science. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 31
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2007). 4-H "Green Sheets". Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2007). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Enfield, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2007). Forming and sustaining positive youth development initiatives. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). "Ask Lynn": 4-H Enrollment Time. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 30
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). "Ask Lynn": Targeting the Life Skills Model: Head and Managing. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 30
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). "Ask Lynn": Targeting the Life Skills Model: Head and Managing. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 30
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). 4-H "Green Sheets".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). 4-H Green Sheets. Santa Cruz 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). 4-H News Notes.
  • Baur, K.; Gish, S.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). Be an Asset Builder.
  • Dasher, H.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A.; Ponzio, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2006). Learn By Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning. Clemson University Positive Youth Development Conference (Poster). Myrtle Beach, SC,
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). Santa Cruz County Part of National Partnership for Afterschool Science Program. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2006). Santa Cruz County Part of National Partnership for Afterschool Science Program.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2005). "Ask Lynn": Asset Development: External Assets. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 29
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2005). "Ask Lynn": Asset Development: Internal Assets. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 29
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2005). 4-H Club Notes. Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2005). 4-H News Notes. Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2005). Educators Engage in Experiential Learning Training. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2005). National Partnership for After School Science pedagogy training series.
  • Dasher, H.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A.; Ponzio, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2005). "Welcome to Experiential Learning." from
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). "Ask Lynn": Worm Hotels. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 28
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). "Ask Lynn": Targeting the Life Skills Model. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 28
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). 4-H "Club Notes". Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). "County 4-H Affirmative Action Resource Packet."
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2004). "Experiential Learning Level II: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Experiential Learning Cycle Powerpoint." from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2004). "Experiential Learning Level II: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Experiential Learning Cycle Powerpoint." Experiential Learning Website from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Dasher, H.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A.; Ponzio, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2004). "Experiential Learning Level II: Inquiry-Based Learning and the Experiential Learning Cycle Training Outline." Experiential Learning Website from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Dasher, H.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A.; Ponzio, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2004). "Experiential Learning Level III: Developing and Adapting Curricula to Integrate Experiential Learning Training Outline." Experiential Learning Website from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Dasher, H.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A.; Ponzio, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2004). "Experiential Learning Level III: Developing and Adapting Curricula to Integrate Experiential Learning Training Outline." from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004, 2004). "Experiential Learning Level III: Developing and Adapting Curricula to Integrate Experiential Learning Training Outline." Experiential Learing Website from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Carver, R.; Dasher, H.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A. ; Ponzio, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Smith, M. (2004). "Experiential Learning Workshop: Level I, Designing Experiential Learning Modules Training Outline." Experiential Learning Website from http://www.experientiallearning.ucdavis.edu/default.shtml.
  • Smith, M.; Enfield, R.; Marzolla, A.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). Experiential Learning Workshop: Level I, Designing Experiential Learning Modules Training Powerpoint.
  • Smith, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2004). Impacts of Experimental Learning on 4-H Volunter Leaders. North American Association for Environmental Education Conference. Biloxi, MS,
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2003). "Ask Lynn": Science Appreciation. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 27
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2003). "Ask Lynn": Teens as Leaders. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 27
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2003). 4-H "Club Notes". Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2003). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Engebreth, M.; Fitzhugh, L.; Pedery-Edwards, J.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Winn, B.; Yasuda, D. (2003). "California-WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Education Program) Concept and Activities Guide."
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2003). Teens Implementing Hands-on Science. UC Delivers.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2002). "Ask Lynn": Understanding the Experiential Learning Model. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 26
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2002). "Ask Lynn": Working with fifteen to eighteen year olds. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 26
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2002). "Ask Lynn": Working with nine to eleven year olds. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 26
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2002). "Ask Lynn": Working with twelve to fourteen year olds. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 26
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2002). 4-H "Club Notes". Santa Cruz County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2002). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001). "Ask Lynn": Working with six to eight year olds. Between the Furrows. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. 25
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001). 4-H "Club Notes".
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001). 4-H "News Notes". Monterey County 4-H Newsletter.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001, 2001). "Contributor." UCCE (University of California Cooperative Extension) Monterey County Website from http://cemonterey.ucdavis.edu.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Monroe, M. (2001). "Say Yes to Youth Environmental Stewardship." from http://nrem.net/cesyes/jsy.html.
  • Monroe, M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001). "Say Yes To Youth Environmental Stewardship." CESYES (Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Environmental Stewardship) Website from http://nrem.net/cesyes/jsy.html.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001). "Working with Environmental Education Partners and Collaborators." CESYES (Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Environmental Stewardship) Website from http://nrem.net/cesyes/jsyEvaluate.html.
  • Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2001). "Youth Community Science Education Resource Guide."

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