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Join Us for a Holiday Potluck and Open House on December 5!

Join Us for a Holiday Potluck and Open House on December 5! Image

Posted on 12/03/2013 at 09:19 amViewed 1,453 times

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Herring Gut Learning Center will host a Holiday Potluck and Open House from 4 to 6:30 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 celebration...

Marine Investigations with the St. George School

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Posted on 11/13/2013 at 12:00 pmViewed 1,901 times

Herring Gut recently completed a 6 class collaboration with Mrs. Falla's second grade class at the St. George School investigating marine plants, animals, and their adaptations to their environment. This program was generously funded by the Georges River Education Foundation (GREF) Mrs. Falla has been thrilled with the results of the program...

Conservation Fair Success!

Conservation Fair Success! Image

Posted on 10/04/2013 at 11:10 amViewed 1,329 times

Just three weeks after starting classes at Herring Gut, School of Roots alternative education middle school students became teachers to hundreds of their peers at the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District's annual Conservation Fair. The Conservation Fair is a day of exploring conservation topics, environmental issues, and farming...

Seaweed Scene 2013!

Zach and Tom hold up kelp grown in Herring Gut's lobster pound.

Posted on 09/06/2013 at 05:16 amViewed 1,360 times

Herring Gut staff rounded out a busy summer schedule by attending the 2nd annual "Seaweed Scene" conference in Belfast on Thursday, August 29th . This conference brings together scientists, educators, and industry leaders in seaweed harvesting and aquaculture in Maine. It is an opportunity to network and share ideas for how to advance this...

Summer is Flying by at Herring Gut!

Herring Gut Community Market

Posted on 08/16/2013 at 10:15 amViewed 1,345 times

As fall approaches we want to thank all of our friends, visitors, and students for a wonderful summer ! The Saltwater Series was a huge success and highlighted by a wonderful evening with children's musician Matt Loosigian of EarthJams in addition to educating families about the marine animals and plants we have living right in our backyards....

Seaweed Salad on Tuesday August 6!

Seaweed Salad on Tuesday August 6! Image

Posted on 07/31/2013 at 09:20 amViewed 1,306 times

Join us next Tuesday, August 5th for another installment of Herring Gut's "Saltwater Series" nights for all ages! Learn to identify the most common seaweeds found in Maine and create your own seaweed pressing from a variety of seaweed types. We will explore some of the common household products that contain seaweed (toothpaste??? ice...

POSTPONED- Evening Beach Walk

POSTPONED- Evening Beach Walk Image

Posted on 07/23/2013 at 08:21 amViewed 1,312 times

Due to anticipated thunderstorms tonight, the evening beach walk will be postponed to Thursday July 25 from 6:30-8:00. Meet us on Thursday at Drift Inn Beach for a beautiful evening walk and tidal pool exploration!

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 1,500 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 1,351 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 1,312 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...

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