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
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
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
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 science.read more
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 protection.read more
"Herring Gut taught me almost everything I needed to know for my current job ... They also have helped me through some of the roughest patches in my life by just being there and encouraging me to be better."
"Herring Gut was absolutely amazing. The teachers there were also great. I learned a lot by going there."