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Join Us for a Silent Art Auction on July 24!

Wake a giclee by Jamie Wyeth is one of the pieces of art available at the auction.

Posted on 07/17/2013 at 08:47 amViewed 1,169 times

On Wednesday, July 24th at 6 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House on Main Street in Thomaston will host a Silent Art Auction to benefit the Herring Gut Learning Center. The evening will be open to families, adults, children and guests and will include live music by local band, Blue Northern, as well as light food and refreshments, and a cash bar....

Visit the Herring Gut Community Market and More this Summer!

Students selling produce at the Herring Gut Community Market

Posted on 06/26/2013 at 12:01 pmViewed 1,100 times

There is plenty to do this summer at Herring Gut Learning Center! Herring Gut's First Work program for local teenagers is teaming up with several local businesses to offer a Herring Gut Community Market every Thursday from 10-3 beginning July 11 through August 15 . The market will be located on the way to the Marshall Point Lighthouse on...

Come to the Herring Gut Open House and See What We're All About!

Visit the greenhouse and buy some lettuce from School of Roots students!

Posted on 05/29/2013 at 05:55 amViewed 1,069 times

On Thursday, June 6, Herring Gut Learning Center will open its doors for an Open House from 4:00PM-6:00PM. Stop by and learn all about the marine science and aquaculture programs offered at the Center year-round. All of our visitors will get to tour the fish hatchery, library, saltwater lab and greenhouse. There will be additional fun...

Sign Up Now for our 2013 Summer Courses for Educators!

Teachers set up a classroom aquaponics kit during the Introduction to Aquaponics summer course.

Posted on 05/09/2013 at 05:25 amViewed 1,020 times

Herring Gut Learning Center is pleased to be hosting three multi-day Professional Development courses at our waterfront campus in Port Clyde. Come to the beautiful coast of Maine for your professional development this summer! This July we will again be offering our popular Introduction to Aquaponics course as well as a Discovery through...

Saltwater Success!

Darrian pulls up her line of kelp in Herring Gut's lobster pound

Posted on 05/03/2013 at 08:27 pmViewed 1,612 times

This spring, Herring Gut students and educators have had several victories in the saltwater laboratory. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, both of which we have observed in recent months in our programs growing kelp and lobsters . After putting lines of juvenile (1" long) kelp in the Herring Gut lobster pound in January with the hope...

School of Roots Students Collaborate with Innovative Aquaculturists

School of Roots Students watch as Port Clyde Fresh Catch processors fillet Black Sea Bass grown by R

Posted on 03/29/2013 at 01:11 pmViewed 1,089 times

On Wednesday March 20th, the scraping and sawing sounds of fish being filleted and processed provided the background for a conversation between School of Roots students and several leading innovators in Maine aquaculture. Students gathered in the corner of Port Clyde Fresh Catch's sterile processing room to listen and ask questions as marine...

Our Day at Port Clyde Fresh Catch

Our Day at Port Clyde Fresh Catch Image

Posted on 03/04/2013 at 03:33 pmViewed 1,067 times

A Blog Post by Taylor (7th grade)- Marketing Representative of School of Roots We went to Port Clyde Fresh Catch in the fall. We had to get our tilapia filleted because we had too many fish. We had a lot of baby fish and if we didn't fillet the bigger fish we wouldn't have enough space for our babies. Everyone at Herring Gut helped take all...

First Work Experience Applications Now Available

Vegetables growing in the gardens at Herring Gut

Posted on 02/05/2013 at 10:25 amViewed 1,062 times

Having a hard time finding a summer job? Are you a teen between the ages of 13-15? Do you have a passion for being outside? Apply to the First Work Experience Program at Herring Gut! This program is a summer work experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money and participating in a safe summer...

How Does Your Kelp Garden Grow?

Juvenile kelp plants grow on PVC spools in a 10 gallon aquarium at Herring Gut

Posted on 01/08/2013 at 08:11 amViewed 1,818 times

At Herring Gut Learning Center big projects can come in small packages. Our students have used ten gallon aquariums to grow fish and plants in a symbiotic relationship known as aquaponics ( see this article ). Now, the same size system is being used in an innovative form of marine aquaculture. Down in Herring Gut's saltwater lab a ten...

Herring Gut Learning Center To Host a Holiday Potluck on December 5

Herring Gut Learning Center To Host a Holiday Potluck on December 5 Image

Posted on 11/19/2012 at 02:22 pmViewed 1,048 times

Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a Holiday Potluck & Open House on Wednesday, December 5 from 4-7 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...

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