Saltwater Series

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Saltwater Series

Summer is a great time to explore the Maine coast and learn about marine ecology.

Herring Gut presents a series of fun and informative, hands-on activities in July and August to inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.  Programs are free and open to children (and adults!) of all ages (children must be accompanied by a parent).  No registration necessary to participate in these fun events! 

Moth Night!
Wednesday, July 19th 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.            Herring Gut Learning Center
Back by popular demand! Join moth enthusiast, Ann Boover, on a nighttime adventure to identify and document different species of moths. In preparation for National Moth Week, July 22-30th, we’ll dig out the black lights and white sheets and set up a field station at Herring Gut to enjoy the magic of moths!

The Secret Life of Seaweed with Josie Iselin
Wednesday, July 26th 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.              Herring Gut Learning Center
Author, artist and avid beachcomber Josie Iselin reveals the unexpected diversity and beauty of seaweed. Iselin's vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite color and extraordinary forms of more than 200 specimens gathered from tidal pools along the California and Maine coasts. Her engaging conversation takes you into the studio and onto the reef, blending personal observation and philosophical musings with scientific fact. 

Crustacean Craze
Wednesday, August 2nd 11 a.m. – Noon         Herring Gut Learning Center
Join us at Herring Gut to sneak a peek at some of the crustaceans that live under the sea! Learn about lobsters, crabs, shrimp and more! Get up close and explore how these animals have adapted to survive, and learn why they play a critical role in Maine!

Evening Beach Walk
Wednesday, August 9th 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.           Drift Inn Beach
Join Herring Gut on a beautiful evening beach walk at Drift Inn. We’ll explore what animals are out as the sun goes down and the tide goes out! We can’t think of a more beautiful setting to explore what lives at the shore. Meet on the beach!

Songs of the Sea Open Mic
Wednesday, August 16th 7p.m. – 9 p.m.          Herring Gut Learning Center
Join us for an evening of melodies honoring the sea, featuring experienced and novice musicians alike! Bring an instrument or two, your favorite family-friendly odes to the ocean, and leave your worries at the door. Sign-ups for 15-minute time slots will be available on a first-come first-serve basis, and may rotate through again based on time availability.




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