Diversity in Science

Herring Gut Learning Center continues to find ways to engage our students in remote learning.

As we create lessons and find valuable virtual learning resources, we will be sharing these resources with our community through weekly posts. These resources will be focused on environmental science and marine science related topics; we are striving to find a mix of content that engages students through screens and also encourages spending time outside in nature.

Nancy Grace Horton creates Cyanotypes!

Nancy Grace Horton is a photo-based artist who embraces both analog and digital techniques to create bold narrative fragments informed by her background in photojournalism. Her series Ms. Behavior, Mad Women, Mr.Mrs., and Being 13 utilize gender roles as inspiration to provoke thought and stimulate discussion. Humorous, ironic, biting—her images distill the angst of both feminism and the Playboy era.

Nancy Grace Horton

Careers in Aquaculture

In this episode, we revisit the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center. The center provides hand-on experience for students in aquaculture and aquaponics. The center is more than just a place of learning; it grows ornamental fish, food fish, shellfish, and limu for the community and other aquaculture facilities.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center

Clare Olin discusses Cryptography!

My name is Clare Olin. I grew up in Canton, NY and attended Syracuse University once I graduated High School. While there, I studied Computer Engineering and now work at The MITRE Corporation as a Cyber Security Engineer. I currently work in Rome, NY and live nearby with my fiancé and cat, Mo. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising and watching scary movies.

Clare Olin

Organization: The MITRE Corporation

Website: www.mitre.org Location: 26 Electronic Pkwy Rome, NY but we have locations across the country and internationally.

Kate Hruby: Lab Tour and Buoyancy Lesson

I knew as a kid that I wanted to learn as much as I could about the world, so once I grew up I went about this in two ways: school and exploring! I have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a master’s degree in earth science (but really I studied glaciers and physics for a couple years). During my school years, I also got my Merchant Mariner Credential (which is kind of like a fancy drivers license for boats). Now, I sail around Washington State and British Columbia, searching for whales, monitoring water quality, checking out tiny ocean creatures called plankton, and using the sailboat as a classroom to spew glacier, geology, and oceanography funfacts.

Kate Hruby

When I’m not floating around on the ocean, I draw nerdy science cartoons! You can check out my work at goforthandscience.com.


Jin-Si Over

Jin-Si Over

B.S Geology, minor Oceanography – University of North Carolina at Wilmington
M.Sc. Earth and Ocean Sciences – University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Geoscientist in the Parks Geomorphologist/GIS Technician – Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, Rutgers Cooperative Research Field Station
Geographer – U.S Geological Society at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center


Lisa Manley

Lisa Manley

Physical Therapist, department manager of Pen Bay Speech and Hearing / Pediatric PT and OT.

Lily Adams

Lily Adams

Graduate researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katherine Owen – Fish & Wildlife Service Park Ranger, Maine Coastal Islands

Katherine Owen

Fish & Wildlife Service Park Ranger, Maine Coastal Islands NWR | Rockland, ME