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.


Herring Gut's fish hatchery and greenhouse are laboratories where students in grades 6-12 participate in hands-on lessons and experiments using aquaponics to demonstrate concepts such as water and nitrogen cycles, plant biology, fish anatomy, math, chemistry, ecology and business management. read more

Marine Science

Herring Gut Learning Center's marine science programs engage students by immersing them in hands-on lessons and activities closely tied both culturally and economically to their coastal communities. read more

Salt Water Laboratory

Located adjacent to Port Clyde's working waterfront and a historic lobster pound, Herring Gut's salt water laboratory includes an algae room and shellfish hatchery, offering education and research opportunities that address current challenges to sustaining marine resources for future generations. read more

Kelp Farm

During the 2015-2016 school year, Herring Gut began a new program while also venturing into a new field of aquaculture- kelp farming. Alternative education students from the St. George School have worked throughout the year to create a start-up kelp aquaculture business called Long Line Kelp Growers. read more

Short Term Courses

Herring Gut partners with local school teachers to create innovative, hands-on programs that teach students core academic subjects using the abundant resources of our campus and the surrounding coastline of Port Clyde. read more

Independent Studies

We form lasting relationships with our students and support their academic endeavors well after they leave our school year programs.

Independent studies provide opportunities to help students gain a high school credit, engage in research and pursue their interests in aquaculture and marine more

School and Community Outreach

Herring Gut's Coastal Outreach Programs for schools, libraries, and community groups give up to 30 participants a chance to see and touch what lives in a tidal pool, clings to the rocky shore, burrows in the sand, or swims freely, while gaining a greater appreciation for marine environments and more


Inspiring Curiosity in a New Generation through Marine Education

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