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Herring Gut Now Accepting Applications for First Work Program!

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Posted on 02/15/2017 at 03:45 pmViewed 134 times

Herring Gut is now accepting applications for the First Work Experience program. This program is a summer work experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money at the Herring Gut campus in Port Clyde. Eligible teens must be between the ages of 13-15 and live in Knox County.  Preference will be given...

Herring Gut Welcomes Sam Belknap as Executive Director

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Posted on 01/19/2017 at 09:22 amViewed 279 times

Herring Gut Learning Center’s board and staff are pleased to announce Sam Belknap as Executive Director. Sam has extensive experience working to support coastal communities in Maine and he is uniquely equipped to lead the organization in furthering its mission of educating students through hands-on study in aquaculture and marine science. Board...

Herring Gut Welcomes Heather Richard as New Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher

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Posted on 01/13/2017 at 03:31 pmViewed 237 times

Herring Gut Learning Center is excited to announce Heather Richard as the new Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher. Heather's position will allow us to expand our program offerings and reach more students with our unique, hands-on experiences.   Heather grew up in Gorham, ME and spent most of her childhood exploring the outdoors and in awe of...

Ken Crane Student Support Fund Established

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Posted on 12/01/2016 at 02:40 pmViewed 294 times

In memory of our friend, supporter, and board member, Herring Gut Learning Center has established the “Ken Crane Student Support Fund.” Money that is donated to the fund will be used specifically for Alternative Education students. If there is a need that the student cannot find resources for, the student can apply or ask for financial help. A...

Holiday at Herring Gut December 8!

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Posted on 11/22/2016 at 09:46 amViewed 289 times

Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a Holiday Potluck & Open House on Thursday, December 8 from 5-7 p.m. on the Center's campus at 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde.   Please bring a dish to share for our annual holiday party.   This year’s event will feature live music and a special celebration of our volunteers. It is a...

Aquaponics Ambassadors

Herring Gut's Aquaponics Ambassadors

Posted on 11/21/2016 at 12:31 pmViewed 285 times

Students at Herring Gut Learning Center recently started a new initiative called the “Aquaponics Ambassadors” which is designed to spread their knowledge of aquaponics to different schools and classrooms.   Middle school students in the RSU #13 Alternative Education program take classes at Herring Gut two days a week and learn science,...

HG Students Participate in Trash Cleanup

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Posted on 10/12/2016 at 11:46 amViewed 384 times

Today, the students of the Herring Gut Learning Center and RSU13 did an amazing thing for our planet. They joined World Oceans Day, a worldwide initiative to decrease the amount of trash that ends up polluting our oceans by doing a clean up of not only Marshall Point Light but the road to get there as well! The boys were surprised at the amount...

Thank You For A Wonderful Summer

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Posted on 09/02/2016 at 11:15 amViewed 553 times

Thank you for spending a wonderful summer with Herring Gut learning about marine science, aquaculture, and the unique education programs we offer to all learners in our community. The Saltwater Series family events brought a record number of people to our campus and the surrounding beaches to learn more about the ecosystems and diversity of...

Aquaponic Tonic Is Here!

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Posted on 05/09/2016 at 10:50 amViewed 993 times

A School of Roots Update Aquaponic Tonic is an all natural liquid fertilizer.  It's easy to use, safe, and has no chemicals.  It grows healthy, happy plants.  Aquaponic Tonic is a product developed by the School of Roots students at Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde.  It's been tested, proven, and works great to grow plants greener and...

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Visits Herring Gut

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Posted on 03/22/2016 at 04:04 pmViewed 1,168 times

Middle school students in Herring Gut Learning Center’s seaweed aquaculture program were recently treated to a visit from Jean Guyette of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables (MCSV), which offers sustainably harvested and certified organic seaweed products. Jean provided an overview of the history of the company, which began in 1971 by Shep Erhart and...

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