HERRING GUT HAPPENINGS APRIL 2021

Chris and Elizabeth Castle Mangiafico (left) Dan & Kathy Castle holding their granddaughter Millie Mangiafico, Tim and Maggie Castle Keyser (right). A Gift of Herring Gut by Elizabeth Castle Mangiafico My whole life, my family has been coming to Port Clyde, Maine every summer for family vacations. My great-grandparents bought a hunting cabin in Port…

HERRING GUT HAPPENINGS OCT 2020

NOVA Program This fall, the NOVA program at Oceanside High School is working with Herring Gut educators to become more knowledgeable about coastal marine ecosystems, sustainability, and various marine science topics. As a group we are focusing on bringing our curiosity to each class, making observations and asking questions about the environment around us. From…

SPRING HARVEST

LEARN • DISCOVER • GROW • HARVEST As many things have come to a standstill in the world, our aquaponic system remains flowing and flourishing. Aquaponics is a farming method that combines the benefits of aquaculture and hydroponics. A nitrifying bacteria convert the wastes that fish produce. They then serve as an organic nutrient source…

DISTANCE LEARNING

LEARN, DISCOVER AND GROW is exactly what Herring Gut Learning Center staff and students have been doing the past few weeks as we’ve transitioned to virtual learning and digital communication. We suspect you and your families are learning, discovering and growing how to navigate our world and its current challenges and opportunities. Our thoughts are with…

ONLINE RESOURCES

ONLINE RESOURCES Our talented educators, Georgie and Liz, have compiled a list of marine/environmental science resources which you may find helpful (see link below). Whether you’re an educator, a parent, or a lifelong learner, we hope you find it of value. We will also be sharing more resources on our Facebook and website in the…

SPRING HOPE!

RECIRCULATING AQUAPONIC SYSTEM REBUILD Why Does Your Support Matter? Why Do We Teach Aquaponics? Nitrogen cycles, plant biology, fish anatomy, math, chemistry and ecology are some of the hands-on learning our students experience using the aquaponics system as a teaching tool. But why? Because we want to empower students to become stewards of the Maine…

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FAIR

Summer Activites Fair Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – EVENT CANCELLED Camden-Rockport Elementary School Gymnasium, 5:30-7:00 pm Please consider donating to HGLC to assist in the expense of providing these programs and for the additional expense this year of rebuilding this system. Your donation will assist in paying for fish tanks, PVC piping, filters, pumps, aerators and more!!…

NEW BEGINNINGS!

Sometimes you just need to say goodbye! That’s what we did in December to one of our aquaponic systems. It served us well for MANY years, but it’s time to move on to a more efficient system. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students and supporters to work together. The students in the St.…

SEASON OF GIVING

SEASON OF GIVING One of the best rewards is knowing that with one gift you make a difference both now and in the future.   CONTINUE the intensive small group hands-on lessons with middle school students REACH more general education classrooms with 6 week short courses SPEND more time with alumni supporting them to finish…