About Herring Gut

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.

Inspiring a New Generation Through Marine Education

Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center overlooking a working harbor in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine.

We use the abundant coastal resources surrounding our campus to present aquaculture and marine science programs that:

  • Offer public and private schools opportunities for onsite and in classroom marine science modules that support Maine learning results, national science standards and ocean literary standards.
  • Educate teachers in engaging, hands-on instruction that increases student interest and comprehension in science, math, history and the arts.
  • Connect academic concepts with local ecosystems and fisheries in customized, hands-on classes for groups of public school students.
  • Offer a First Work Experience during the summer months for local teens ages 13-15.
  • Teach conservation and sustainable practices to a new generation of ocean stewards through community outreach programs.
  • Offer Summer Camp opportunities to children entering grades 1st - 7th.
  • Engage families around marine science topics through our summer Saltwater Series.

Our Mission

Through hands-on study and experience in aquaculture and marine science, we teach students to embrace learning, appreciate science and the environment, and help them grow as individuals.read more

Our Campus

The main classroom building houses modern classrooms, administrative offices, fish hatchery and aquaculture and water quality lab. An attached greenhouse allows the year-round production for the school's student-operated aquaponics business.read more

Our Board Of Trustees

Meet our Board of Trustees.read more

Meet Our Staff

Learn more about the staff of Herring Gut Learning Center.read more

Our Supporters

For over a decade Herring Gut supporters have helped us provide hands-on experiences and inspiration for young people who need an alternative approach to motivate and engage them to study, improve grades, change attitudes and become responsible adults.read more


Inspiring a New Generation through Marine Education

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