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Nighttime Beach Walk with Herring Gut Learning Center

By Alexandria Brasili on July 15, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Drift Inn Beach, Drift Inn Road, Port Clyde, Maine For more information: 207-372-8677; herringgut.org Bring your flashlights! Learn what sea creatures do at the beach when the sun goes down. A family nighttime walk-and-talk to Drift Inn Beach in Port …
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Flatbread Co. in Rockport to Host Benefit for Herring Gut April 5

By Alexandria Brasili on March 30, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Flatbread Co., 399 Commercial St., Rockport, ME For more information: 207-372-8677; herringgut.org Flatbread Pizza, 399 Commercial St., will hold a benefit for Herring Gut Learning Center Tuesday, April 5, from 5 to 9 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. The restaurant will …
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Herring Gut accepting applications for summer teen work experience program

By Alexandria Brasili on March 09, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
PORT CLYDE — Herring Gut is now accepting applications for the First Work Experience program, a summer job experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money at the Herring Gut campus. Eligible teens must be between the ages of 13 and 15. Throughout the …
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Maine teachers learn about seaweed aquaculture by getting hands-on experience with different seaweed species.

Aquaculture workshop for teachers a success

By Alexandria Brasili on Feb. 29, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
PORT CLYDE — On Feb. 21, 10 coastal Maine teachers were given the opportunity to attend a full day workshop on incorporating aquaculture education into their classroom. The workshop was jointly developed by Hurricane Island Foundation, the Island Institute, and Herring Gut Learning Center and with funding from the Maine …
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Carly and students in Herring Gut's seaweed aquaculture program show off their bath scrubs

Dulse and Rugosa Visits Herring Gut

By Alexandria Brasili on Feb. 05, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
Middle school students in Herring Gut Learning Center’s seaweed aquaculture program were treated to a visit from Carly Weinberg of Dulse and Rugosa, a Maine-based company specializing in creating bath and beauty products from botanicals and seaweeds. Toting boxes of different oils, botanicals, seaweeds, soaps, and scrubs, Carly talked about …
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Summer campers show off a sea star

Business to host benefit for Herring Gut Dec. 29

By Alexandria Brasili on Dec. 17, 2015, at 9:25 a.m.
PORT CLYDE — Flatbread Pizza, 399 Commercial St., will hold a benefit for Herring Gut Learning Center 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. The restaurant will donate Herring Gut $3.50 for every large and $1.75 for every small pizza sold during those hours. In addition, Herring Gut will raffle a week …
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Holiday at Herring Gut This Thursday Dec. 10!

By Alexandria Brasili on Dec. 09, 2015, at 11:38 a.m.
Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a Holiday Potluck & Open House on Thursday, December 10 from 5-7 p.m. on the Center’s campus at 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde. Please bring a dish to share for our annual holiday party. This year’s event will feature live music, …
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Holiday at Herring Gut Thursday Dec. 10!

By Alexandria Brasili on Dec. 04, 2015, at 10:03 a.m.
Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a Holiday Potluck & Open House on Thursday, December 10 from 5-7 p.m. on the Center’s campus at 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde. Please bring a dish to share for our annual holiday party. This year’s event will feature live music, …
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Holiday at Herring Gut set for Dec. 10 in Port Clyde

By Alexandria Brasili on Nov. 24, 2015, at 8:59 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Herring Gut Learning Center, 59 Factory Road, Port Clyde, Maine PORT CLYDE, Maine — The Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a holiday potluck supper and open house 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, on the center’s campus, 59 …
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Hunger in Knox County Film and Discussion December 8

By Alexandria Brasili on Nov. 19, 2015, at 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main Street, Tenants Harbor , Maine For more information: 207-372-8677 On Tuesday, December 8, Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry, Herring Gut Learning Center, and the Jackson Memorial Library are co-sponsoring a film and discussion about …
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St. George School students present at MAMLE conference

St. George School Students Present at MAMLE Conference

By Alexandria Brasili on Nov. 06, 2015, at 9:02 a.m.
On Friday, October 24, four 8th grade students from the St. George School, their teachers, and Herring Gut educator Alex Brasili gave a presentation at the Maine Association for Middle Level Educators (MAMLE) Conference about their collaboration on developing the Port Clyde Fisheries Trail. Inspired by the Downeast Fisheries Trail, …
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Students from RDMS enjoy a visit to Herring Gut Learning Center

By Alexandria Brasili on Oct. 30, 2015, at 12:40 p.m.
Seventh grade students from Mrs. Meuse’s class experienced a place-based learning opportunity at Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde on Monday, October 26th. The students are working on a project in cooperation with the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland to create a portion of an exhibit for the “Stories of …
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Herring Gut students visited Applied Ponic Technologies, an aquaponics and vermiculture company

Herring Gut Students Visit CCAR

By Alexandria Brasili on Oct. 23, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Students from Herring Gut Learning Center had the opportunity to visit UMaine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) in Franklin last week. CCAR is an aquaculture research and development facility whose goals are to assist the aquaculture industry in developing new technologies, provide expertise for aquaculture business incubation, and to …
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Marine Patrol Officer Brandon Bezio shows students how to tell the difference between a male and female lobster.

Marine Patrol Officer Visits Second Grade Class at Herring Gut

By Alexandria Brasili on Oct. 16, 2015, at 11:42 a.m.
On Wednesday, October 7, Mrs. Falla’s second grade class from the St. George School was treated to a visit from local marine patrol officer, Brandon Bezio, at Herring Gut Learning Center. Bezio talked to students and answered questions about the different aspects of his job, including enforcing laws for different …
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Students discuss their studies at Conservation Fair

By Alexandria Brasili on Oct. 08, 2015, at 3:52 p.m.
PORT CLYDE, Maine — Students in RSU 13’s Middle Level Alternative Education program, in partnership with Herring Gut Learning Center, gave a presentation on Sept. 24 to more than 400 middle school students at the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation Fair. In the weeks preceding the fair, students prepared hands-on …
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Erin Meyer

Herring Gut Learning Center Announces Erin Meyer as Executive Director

By Alexandria Brasili on Sept. 11, 2015, at 9:22 a.m.
Herring Gut Learning Center’s board and staff are thrilled to announce Erin Meyer as Executive Director. A part of the Herring Gut team since 2012, Erin is uniquely equipped to lead the organization in advancing its mission of fostering the economic, social, and environmental resilience of coastal communities through educational …
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Summer campers get off the boat at Allen Island

Thank You for a Wonderful Summer at Herring Gut!

By Alexandria Brasili on Aug. 18, 2015, at 12:40 p.m.
Dear Herring Gut friends and supporters, Thank you for spending a wonderful summer with us learning about marine science, aquaculture, and the unique education programs we offer to all learners in our community. Our summer started out with a well-attended Open House, featuring student tours of the aquaponics system and …
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An Enchanting Evening with Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein on August 6

By Alexandria Brasili on July 31, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.
A fundraiser for Herring Gut Learning Center at the Strand Theatre Please come support Herring Gut Learning Center and enjoy a rare conversation with Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein–grandson of America’s most celebrated and beloved lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on Thursday August 6 at 7pm. Get …
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"Portrait of Lady" a beautiful giclee by Jamie Wyeth with a special remarque is a part of Herring Gut's auction this year.

Herring Gut Learning Center Hosts Silent Art Auction on July 29th

By Alexandria Brasili on July 27, 2015, at 11:39 a.m.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 29th at 6 p.m. at the Highlands Coffee House on Main Street in Thomaston for the third annual Herring Gut Silent Art Auction. The evening will be open to families, adults, children and guests and will include live music as well as light food …
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Herring Gut Learning Center Silent Art Auction July 29

By Alexandria Brasili on July 01, 2015, at 11:14 a.m.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Highlands Coffee House on Main Street in Thomaston for the third annual Herring Gut Silent Art Auction. The auction will feature live music, a cash bar and light refreshments. This year’s auction will include pieces by many local, …