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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 1,960 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

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Posted on 11/19/2012 at 02:22 pmViewed 1,114 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...

ABC Program Visits Commercial Kelp Nursery

Spools of kelp "sporelings" grow in aquaria

Posted on 10/18/2012 at 09:55 amViewed 1,640 times

On Monday October 15th, Herring Gut Learning Center's collaboration with the 9th grade high school class "Adventures Beyond the Classroom" kicked off with a visit to Ocean Approved's kelp nursery at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. The ABC class will be working monthly with Herring Gut educators on projects related to issues...

School of Roots Students Wow Audience at Conservation Fair

Thomas and Taylor answer questions about fish anatomy

Posted on 10/04/2012 at 04:44 amViewed 1,080 times

On Thursday, September 27th, School of Roots students gave presentations to over 500 elementary school students at the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Fair. SOR students were the only student presenters at the fair and gave presentations on different aquaponics topics. Topics included fish anatomy, the cycle...

Another Successful Year for First Work Experience

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Posted on 09/24/2012 at 06:22 pmViewed 1,108 times

As a beautiful summer comes to a close, so too does Herring Gut's second year of the First Work Experience for young teens. This summer, 20 students from R.S.U. #13 were hired by Herring Gut to maintain the aquaponics greenhouse, grow vegetables in raised bed gardens, run a weekly Community Market, and give public tours of the grounds. For...

A Seal Story Hour visits Herring Gut Learning Center

A Story Hour visitor creates an arctic circle for Andre.

Posted on 08/16/2012 at 07:01 amViewed 1,378 times

On the morning of Wednesday, August 15th, Herring Gut Learning Center teamed up once again with Jackson Memorial Library to bring the Library's weekly story time to the shore. A group of enthusiastic story hour attendees joined Jackson Memorial Library's Assistant Director Samantha Cote and Herring Gut Learning Center Intern Katie Gloede for...

Summer 2012 Events: Salt Water Science Family Series & Community Market

Summer 2012 Events: Salt Water Science Family Series & Community Market Image

Posted on 06/29/2012 at 11:46 amViewed 1,058 times

Summer is a great time to explore the Maine coast and learn about marine ecology. Please join us as Herring Gut presents a series of fun and informative, hands-on activities in July and August to inspire the next generation of ocean stewards. The Family Night Salt Water Series will feature the following events: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:30...

Herring Gut Open House A Success!

Two Open House visitors show off marine-themed face paint

Posted on 06/28/2012 at 03:29 pmViewed 1,148 times

At 3:45PM on Tuesday, June 26th, the sunny skies of Port Clyde opened to a massive downpour. Staff and volunteers at Herring Gut Learning Center anxiously awaited the 4:00PM start of their Open House, wondering how the strange weather patterns of the day might impact attendance. By 5:00PM, the Center was flooded not by precipitation, but by...

Herring Gut Rings in Spring with Educational Programs for Local Schools

Two students at World Oceans Day 2012

Posted on 06/27/2012 at 07:04 pmViewed 1,468 times

As the school year reached its final weeks, Herring Gut Learning Center once again held a series of spring outreach and enrichment programs for local schools. Programming covered a range of topics from algae activities to endangered species bingo, included grade levels ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade and students from as nearby as...

Celebrating Another Great Year

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Posted on 06/14/2012 at 04:44 pmViewed 1,157 times

It's unlikely that I will ever forget today. It was a beautiful, sunny, early June day on the back lawn of the Center overlooking Port Clyde Harbor. The lupine was in full glory, and a baker's dozen smiling faces sat in the front row for the year-end graduation celebration. Joy and intense affection, pride, and humility are what I felt....

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