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Maine-Raised California Yellowtail Available February 6

Maine-Raised California Yellowtail Available February 6 Image

Posted on 01/24/2014 at 05:39 amViewed 1,224 times

On February 6th, Herring Gut Learning Center students will be harvesting and selling fresh California Yellowtail. This fish was grown by RAS Corp. in an indoor system in Franklin, Maine . The California Yellowtail is guaranteed to be sold fresh, within 48 hours of harvesting. Yellowtail is a popular fish in sushi and sashimi (Japanese name is...

School of Roots Mini Market Up and Running

School of Roots Mini Market Up and Running Image

Posted on 01/16/2014 at 08:23 amViewed 1,063 times

A bountiful crop of bibb and romaine lettuce is growing in the aquaponics greenhouse at Herring Gut. Carefully tended to by the School of Roots Alternative Education class, the lettuce has thrived and is a brilliant green in the middle of January . However, the School of Roots is responsible for more than learning how to manage the water...

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 School of Roots Officers

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 School of Roots Officers Image

Posted on 01/02/2014 at 12:00 pmViewed 1,116 times

Herring Gut Learning Center's resident student-run business, School of Roots, held elections before Winter Break to determine who would be the business's officers for the remainder of the school year. Each student wrote, edited, and gave a speech explaining why they should be elected to their desired position. Will, a second-year student, was...

Join Us for a Holiday Potluck and Open House on December 5!

Join Us for a Holiday Potluck and Open House on December 5! Image

Posted on 12/03/2013 at 09:19 amViewed 1,155 times

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Herring Gut Learning Center will host a Holiday Potluck and Open House from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the Center's campus at 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde. The event is an opportunity for the community to learn about the center's hands-on education programs, visit the fish hatchery and greenhouse, and share a meal in celebration...

Marine Investigations with the St. George School

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Posted on 11/13/2013 at 12:00 pmViewed 1,499 times

Herring Gut recently completed a 6 class collaboration with Mrs. Falla's second grade class at the St. George School investigating marine plants, animals, and their adaptations to their environment. This program was generously funded by the Georges River Education Foundation (GREF) Mrs. Falla has been thrilled with the results of the program...

Conservation Fair Success!

Conservation Fair Success! Image

Posted on 10/04/2013 at 11:10 amViewed 1,080 times

Just three weeks after starting classes at Herring Gut, School of Roots alternative education middle school students became teachers to hundreds of their peers at the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District's annual Conservation Fair. The Conservation Fair is a day of exploring conservation topics, environmental issues, and farming...

Seaweed Scene 2013!

Zach and Tom hold up kelp grown in Herring Gut's lobster pound.

Posted on 09/06/2013 at 05:16 amViewed 1,102 times

Herring Gut staff rounded out a busy summer schedule by attending the 2nd annual "Seaweed Scene" conference in Belfast on Thursday, August 29th . This conference brings together scientists, educators, and industry leaders in seaweed harvesting and aquaculture in Maine. It is an opportunity to network and share ideas for how to advance this...

Summer is Flying by at Herring Gut!

Herring Gut Community Market

Posted on 08/16/2013 at 10:15 amViewed 1,097 times

As fall approaches we want to thank all of our friends, visitors, and students for a wonderful summer ! The Saltwater Series was a huge success and highlighted by a wonderful evening with children's musician Matt Loosigian of EarthJams in addition to educating families about the marine animals and plants we have living right in our backyards....

Seaweed Salad on Tuesday August 6!

Seaweed Salad on Tuesday August 6! Image

Posted on 07/31/2013 at 09:20 amViewed 1,068 times

Join us next Tuesday, August 5th for another installment of Herring Gut's "Saltwater Series" nights for all ages! Learn to identify the most common seaweeds found in Maine and create your own seaweed pressing from a variety of seaweed types. We will explore some of the common household products that contain seaweed (toothpaste??? ice...

POSTPONED- Evening Beach Walk

POSTPONED- Evening Beach Walk Image

Posted on 07/23/2013 at 08:21 amViewed 1,043 times

Due to anticipated thunderstorms tonight, the evening beach walk will be postponed to Thursday July 25 from 6:30-8:00. Meet us on Thursday at Drift Inn Beach for a beautiful evening walk and tidal pool exploration!

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