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Sign Up Now for our 2013 Summer Courses for Educators!

Teachers set up a classroom aquaponics kit during the Introduction to Aquaponics summer course.

Posted on 05/09/2013 at 05:25 amViewed 1,283 times

Herring Gut Learning Center is pleased to be hosting three multi-day Professional Development courses at our waterfront campus in Port Clyde. Come to the beautiful coast of Maine for your professional development this summer! This July we will again be offering our popular Introduction to Aquaponics course as well as a Discovery through...

Saltwater Success!

Darrian pulls up her line of kelp in Herring Gut's lobster pound

Posted on 05/03/2013 at 08:27 pmViewed 2,100 times

This spring, Herring Gut students and educators have had several victories in the saltwater laboratory. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, both of which we have observed in recent months in our programs growing kelp and lobsters . After putting lines of juvenile (1" long) kelp in the Herring Gut lobster pound in January with the hope...

School of Roots Students Collaborate with Innovative Aquaculturists

School of Roots Students watch as Port Clyde Fresh Catch processors fillet Black Sea Bass grown by R

Posted on 03/29/2013 at 01:11 pmViewed 1,375 times

On Wednesday March 20th, the scraping and sawing sounds of fish being filleted and processed provided the background for a conversation between School of Roots students and several leading innovators in Maine aquaculture. Students gathered in the corner of Port Clyde Fresh Catch's sterile processing room to listen and ask questions as marine...

Our Day at Port Clyde Fresh Catch

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Posted on 03/04/2013 at 03:33 pmViewed 1,334 times

A Blog Post by Taylor (7th grade)- Marketing Representative of School of Roots We went to Port Clyde Fresh Catch in the fall. We had to get our tilapia filleted because we had too many fish. We had a lot of baby fish and if we didn't fillet the bigger fish we wouldn't have enough space for our babies. Everyone at Herring Gut helped take all...

First Work Experience Applications Now Available

Vegetables growing in the gardens at Herring Gut

Posted on 02/05/2013 at 10:25 amViewed 1,313 times

Having a hard time finding a summer job? Are you a teen between the ages of 13-15? Do you have a passion for being outside? Apply to the First Work Experience Program at Herring Gut! This program is a summer work experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money and participating in a safe summer...

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 2,344 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 1,294 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 1,864 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 1,255 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 1,321 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...

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