Professional Development

Herring Gut Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, political affiliation, age, or religious beliefs in the administration of its programs.

Workshops for Teachers and Educators

Herring Gut Professional Development Institute offers multi-day training courses on providing instruction that naturally integrates science, English language arts, math, and social studies.  You'll have fun learning how you can teach your students the joy of science and math. The proximity of our campus to a working harbor, historic lighthouse, and tidal beach also provide us with ample opportunities and options for incorporating "the Maine coast" into our training programs. 

Summer Workshops

Our multi-day training immerses you in project-based instruction that naturally integrates science, English language arts, math, and social studies. Learn how to lead an inside or outside project that enables your students to create real-world products and services. Located in the picturesque fishing village of Port Clyde, Herring Gut provides an ideal summer-time more

School Year Workshops

Periodically, we offer extensions of our summer courses for past participants and their colleagues as well as modifications of our summer courses to fit school year schedules. We also work with educators and their institutions to create custom-designed workshops in project-based, integrated instruction utilizing our aquaponics facilities, wet lab, and waterfront more


Our campus in Port Clyde includes the Thomson House, a traditional Maine farmhouse that looks out onto Port Clyde harbor. The house has three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and simple and rustic furnishings. Any applicant accepted into one or more of our summer sessions is welcome to apply for on-campus more


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