Herring Gut Welcomes Heather Richard as New Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher

Posted on 01/13/2017 at 03:31 pmViewed 927 times

Herring Gut Learning Center is excited to announce Heather Richard as the new Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher. Heather's position will allow us to expand our program offerings and reach more students with our unique, hands-on experiences.  

Heather grew up in Gorham, ME and spent most of her childhood exploring the outdoors and in awe of the natural world. Before joining the team at Herring Gut Learning Center, Heather received a B.A. in biology from Clark University in Worcester, MA studying the evolution of threespine stickleback fish. After a nature interpretation internship through Project Puffin in 2005, she began her career as an experiential science educator, working at outdoor education programs based in New York, West Virginia, Florida and California. In 2016 she received a M.S. degree through San Francisco State University studying plastic pollution in aquatic habitats.

For Heather, returning to her home state of Maine to share and explore the ocean with students and teachers is a dream come true. Her other dreams include playing in a rock band and visiting the ocean’s depths in a submersible- not necessarily at the same time. Heather also enjoys outdoor adventures, traveling, expressing creativity through art and writing, and listening to waves on the shore.

Welcome Heather! 


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