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ABC Program Visits Commercial Kelp Nursery

Spools of kelp "sporelings" grow in aquaria

Posted on 10/18/2012 at 09:55 amViewed 1,559 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 1,017 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 1,036 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 1,288 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

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Posted on 06/29/2012 at 11:46 amViewed 1,000 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 1,083 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 1,377 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 1,088 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....

HGLC New Lobster Investigation Program Immerses Students in the Study of Maine's Most Notable Crustacean

The Rivers Class releases juvenile lobsters at Marshall Point.

Posted on 06/01/2012 at 08:31 pmViewed 1,469 times

This Spring, Herring Gut piloted its brand new Lobster Investigation Program. Students from the Rivers Alternative Middle School in MSAD #40 participated in the program. Over the ten week course, they were introduced to all aspects of lobsters including their biology, behavior, and economic impact on the coast of Maine. The course was...

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

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Posted on 06/01/2012 at 01:10 pmViewed 1,097 times

On Tuesday, June 26, Herring Gut Learning Center will open its doors for an Open House from 4:00PM-7:00PM. 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...

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