Posted on 09/02/2016 at 11:15 amViewed 554 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 life that surrounds us in Port Clyde. Moth Night and the Nighttime Beach Walk were again both big hits, bringing out over 40 people each to explore and learn with us after dark. New this year, Herring Gut educator Alex Brasili led a seaweed cooking demonstration that had both children and adults taste testing samples of different seaweed dishes.
Summer programs were completely full, enrolling students in Marine Science Camp and the First Work Experience program for teens. You may have encountered Herring Gut students exploring ecosystems at Drift Inn Beach, hopping on the Archangel for a day trip out to Allen Island, providing tours to the community at our campus, or selling vegetables at a stand at the Oceanview Grange Farmers Market. Please be on the lookout for advertisements this spring about summer 2016 student programs!
Herring Gut lead teacher Ann Boover introduced two different cohorts of teachers from four New England states and Canada to aquaponics at Herring Gut’s Professional Development Institute this summer. Seventeen teachers spent 2 and ½ days at the center learning about aquaponics and activities related to the concept of sustainable gardening with water. They were given a complete classroom system, learned about chemistry, biology, and other ways of building academic skills using aquaponics as a means. They were also treated to an evening nature cruise aboard the Laura B and a kayak trip out to Deep Cove.
As a very busy summer comes to a close, we are grateful for the continued support of all of you, which allows us to fulfill our mission of providing hands-on study and experience in aquaculture and marine science to teach students to embrace learning, appreciate science and the environment, and help them grow as individuals.
Please keep in touch with us throughout the school year by visiting our website, “Liking” our Facebook page, or participating in community events.