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Teachers participating in Herring Gut's Introduction to Aquaponics workshop.
Teachers participating in Herring Gut's Introduction to Aquaponics workshop.
Posted Feb. 11, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.

Herring Gut Learning Center is pleased to be hosting two multi-day Professional Development courses at our waterfront campus in Port Clyde. Come to the beautiful coast of Maine for your professional development this summer! We will again be offering our popular Introduction to Aquaponics course as well as a Lobster Investigations course.

Introduction to Aquaponics is a 2.5 day course offering hands-on teacher training in aquaponics using Herring Gut’s small-scale commercial aquaponics greenhouse and hatchery as your laboratory; a complete classroom aquaponics kit including tank, filter, pumps, planting materials and an operating manual; and standards-based aquaponics curriculum materials that will engage and motivate your students. Aquaponics is the cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating environment. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics pairs fish and plants in one integrated system. Tuition and materials for the course is $635 and includes breakfast and lunch daily. Housing is available for $150 on a first come first serve basis. July 8-10, 2014.

Lobster Investigations is a workshop designed for teachers that explores “all things lobster” from general information to specific knowledge and offers ways to integrate it into their classrooms. Participants will be immersed in the study of anatomy both external and internal, reproduction and life cycle, how lobsters are caught, and the economic importance of the industry. The workshop includes a complete classroom saltwater aquarium including filter, pumps, and instruction on set up as well as standards-based curriculum materials that will engage and motivate your students. Tuition for the course, all materials, and housing is generously funded by UpEast, Inc. and teachers will earn a $250 stipend for completion of the course. July 15-17, 2014.

Please see our Professional Development Institute webpage for more information and to sign-up.

http://herringgut.org/forteachers.html

See you in Maine!

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