Herring Gut Learning Center Campus

Herring Gut Learning Center’s campus sprawls across the southern tip of Port Clyde and the St. George Peninsula. With classrooms, housing, labs and our beautiful gardens, it’s a treat for the brain, and the eyes!

Main Building and Greenhouse

The main classroom building houses modern classrooms, administrative offices, fish hatchery, and aquaculture and water quality lab. An attached greenhouse allows the year-round production for the school’s student-operated aquaponics business. The fully equipped water quality laboratory offers students and visiting teachers access to a broad range of technologies, including digital microscopes, chromatography equipment, and data sensors.

Lower Classroom and Saltwater Lab

Just down the hill is the Center’s Saltwater Lab. A rich variety of marine science research and exploration activities are conducted in the lab.  For many years students operated the Teel Cove Student Shellfish Coop providing oyster seed to local growers. The upper level serves as a classroom and meeting space with hundreds of marine science and general science books, as well as a selection of fiction, local history and other texts. It serves as a resource for students, staff, visiting teachers and community members.

Herring Gut Learning Center - Marshall Point Sea Farm

Marshall Point Sea Farm

In 2010 the Sea Farm became part of the Herring Gut campus. Formerly a commercial scale shellfish production hatchery, Port Clyde Fresh Catch, a seafood processing facility, distribution and retail sales center, currently leases retail space in the facility. This business offers Herring Gut students and visiting teachers an important demonstration of a 21st century working waterfront.

Our Gardens

The Herring Gut Learning Center campus covers nearly four acres overlooking Teel Cove in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. We have beautiful annual and perennial wildflowers  providing pollen, nectar and shelter for hundreds of important species, including Monarch butterflies and native bees.  In the summer of 2019, students built a compost bin. Onsite composting helps reduce methane emissions from landfills and lowers our carbon footprint.  We invite visitors to Port Clyde to visit our campus and enjoy a stroll.