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Here readers will find archived Herring Gut news stories (in-house and press coverage) with accompanying photos. Stories cover many of the programs offered at the center. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us.

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Herring Gut Learning Center

03/04/2013
Our Day at Port Clyde Fresh Catch
A Blog Post by Taylor (7th grade)- Marketing Representative of School of Roots

We went to Port Clyde Fresh Catch in the fall. We had to get our tilapia filleted because we had too many fish.
We had a lot of baby fish and if we didn't fillet the bigger fish we wouldn't have enough space for our babies. Everyone at Herring Gut helped take all of our tilapia in big coolers to Port Clyde Fresh Catch. We all put the fish on the table to be filleted. We brought over 250 lbs of fresh tilapia. Everyone took shifts going there and going back to Herring Gut. We got to meet all of the awesome workers that filleted all of our tilapia. We got to watch the workers fillet all of the tilapia we brought. When the workers cut into the frozen fish it sounded like a saw going through a plank of wood.
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Herring Gut Learning Center

02/05/2013
First Work Experience Applications Now Available
Having a hard time finding a summer job?
Are you a teen between the ages of 13-15?
Do you have a passion for being outside?

Apply to the First Work Experience Program at Herring Gut!
This program is a summer work experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money and participating in a safe summer activity at the Herring Gut campus in Port Clyde. Eligible teens must be between the ages of 13-15 and go to school in RSU #13.
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Herring Gut Learning Center

01/08/2013
How Does Your Kelp Garden Grow?
At Herring Gut Learning Center big projects can come in small packages. Our students have used ten gallon aquariums to grow fish and plants in a symbiotic relationship known as aquaponics (see this article). Now, the same size system is being used in an innovative form of marine aquaculture. Down in Herring Gut's saltwater lab a ten gallon aquarium surrounded by lights and hooked up to a water chiller contains PVC spools wrapped in string, onto which are anchored tiny kelp plants. Kelp aquaculture is the "next frontier" of use of the marine environment. In the United States alone, seaweed is a $1 billion industry with potential for more growth as information about its nutritional value becomes more widespread and it becomes more common in Americans' diets. Read more...


Herring Gut Learning Center

11/19/2012
Herring Gut Learning Center To Host a Holiday Potluck on December 5
Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a Holiday Potluck & Open House on Wednesday, December 5 from 4-7 p.m. on the Center's campus at 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde. The event is an opportunity for the community to learn about the Center's hands-on education programs, visit the fish hatchery and greenhouse, and share a meal in celebration of another fantastic year. Visitors are invited to drop by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. and to bring something to share. Herring Gut will provide fresh tilapia and salad, harvested by students in the School of Roots program. The Open House is free and open to the public; neighbors, families, and friends are encouraged to attend. All ages are welcome. Read more...


Herring Gut Learning Center

10/18/2012
ABC Program Visits Commercial Kelp Nursery
On Monday October 15th, Herring Gut Learning Center's collaboration with the 9th grade high school class "Adventures Beyond the Classroom" kicked off with a visit to Ocean Approved's kelp nursery at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. The ABC class will be working monthly with Herring Gut educators on projects related to issues in the Gulf of Maine, including growing kelp. In recent years, Maine has developed a reputation as a leader in the burgeoning United States kelp aquaculture industry. Ocean Approved is the first commercial kelp farm in the United States, growing delicious sea vegetables that have more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, and more fiber than brown rice. Read more...


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