Herring Gut Learning Center has an incredibly positive impact on students in the community through hands-on marine science and aquaculture programs. Learn more about our work through this video showcasing the School of Roots- a student-run aquaponics business run by Alternative Education middle school students from RSU#13.
School of Roots was started two years ago by a group of middle school students in an alternative education program at the Herring Gut Learning Center. They recently added a new product to their line: Tilapia. In late November, they packed 45 whole Tilapia on ice and delivered them to the nearest fish processing facility - their next-door neighbors, Port Clyde Fresh Catch.
This film features the students of RSU 13's Alternative Education Program as they describe, in the own words, how to grow oysters, and how participation in this Herring Gut experience has influenced their lives.
Herring Gut Learning Center admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.