About Herring Gut
Herring Gut Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, political affiliation, age, or religious beliefs in the administration of its programs.
Inspiring Curiosity in a New Generation
Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center overlooking a working harbor in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine.
We use the abundant coastal resources surrounding our campus to present aquaculture and marine science programs that:
- Engage public school students in grades 6-12 who are academically at risk, using a hands-on, entrepreneurial, business-based model to keep them in school.
- Train teachers in engaging, hands-on instruction that increases student interest and comprehension in science, math, history and the arts.
- Connect academic concepts with local ecosystems and fisheries in customized, hands-on classes for groups of public school students.
- Offer a First Work Experience during the summer months for local teens ages 13-15.
- Teach conservation and sustainable practices to a new generation of ocean stewards through community outreach programs.
- Engage families around marine science topics through our summer Saltwater Series.
"Herring Gut taught me almost everything I needed to know for my current job ... They also have helped me through some of the roughest patches in my life by just being there and encouraging me to be better."
"Herring Gut was absolutely amazing. The teachers there were also great. I learned a lot by going there."