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.
Our Marine Science Program
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.
Science comes to life in the tide pools, mud flats, sand beaches and estuaries of mid-coast Maine. Suddenly the study of cell biology, classification, and anatomy makes sense through the up close examination of lobsters, urchins, clams and periwinkles. Resource conservation and sustainability are clearly understood by investigating the effects of human influence on Maine's fisheries and coastline.
Working in partnership with local school districts, hands-on academic courses are offered to students in elementary, middle, and high school.
"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."