Herring Gut Learning Center

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Inspiring Curiosity in a New Generation.......

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:

• engage public school students in grades 6-12 who are academically at risk, using a hands-on, entrepreneurial, business-based model to keep them in school

• train 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