Aquaculture in Maine Classrooms - Making Connections
Herring Gut Offering for the Summer
Please join us at Herring Gut Learning Center this summer for our Introduction to Aquaponics: Dynamic STEAM for the K-8 Classroom summer workshop. We are located on the beautiful coast of Maine in the idyllic town of Port Clyde. Our workshop runs for 2.5 days from July 7th-9th, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for more information. The registration form can be found on our website at www.herringgut.org.
Have you seen this recent article?!?
Oceans 2050 Leads Global Effort to Quantify Seaweed Carbon Sequestration
"The 15-month study will quantify carbon sequestration by seaweed in sediment below seaweed farms across ﬁve continents, advancing the scientiﬁc basis for seaweed aquaculture as a solution to helping address the climate crisis while contributing to ocean restoration, and ultimately creating market incentives to catalyze this solution." - CSR WIre
Aquaculture me! was an initiative started by Morgan Cuthbert, an educator at Yarmouth Schools, to get classroom teachers connected to the science and industry of aquaculture. The hope is to create learning that is place based and focused on local organisms and ecology.
What is the need?
Aquaculture is a powerful and dynamic classroom tool that teachers can use to connect their classroom to communities and practice inquiry-based learning, while aligning with advanced educational standards. Maine is committed to improving science education for all students, with the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards as of the 2019-2020 school year. To meet these standards, educators need local project-based programming that highlights the relationships between science, technology, society and the environment. Aquaculture education incorporates these scientific practices and crosscutting concepts, like chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics, to teach about complex systems that affect our communities and environment. Students are able to explore and understand the current research and science related to aquaculture as they are engaged in hands-on science.