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Herring Gut's First Work Experience


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Academic Level:
K-8 Students

Description:
Herring Gut's First Work Experience is a summer work program for teens.

Teens learn to be responsible employees while earning money and participating in a safe summer activity at the Herring Gut campus in Port Clyde.

Workers plant, weed, and harvest vegetables in addition to maintaining Herring Gut's aquaponic greenhouse. On Thursdays they participate in the Oceanview Grange Farmers Market, selling their produce, and helping run the market. The also provide tours of the aquaponics greenhouse to the community.

Teens are introduced to topics ranging from sustainable food sources and gardening techniques to responsible money management and work skills.

Sessions are four weeks in length, two half days (3 hours) per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), during the months of June, July, and August. Workers are paid a stipend of $200 (minus taxes) at the end of their session.


Participating Institution(s):
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Herring Gut Learning Center (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Sustainability

Keywords:
Aquaculture
STEM Education
Sustainable Agriculture

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Page last updated 1/24/2017
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