The fourth-grade students at the Lura Libby School in Thomaston and the Vista’s students at the Thomaston Grammar School spent one day a week for a month with marine biologists at the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde.

The students learned about water, tidal zones, algae, and tide pool organisms. After a month of studying, the Lura Libby School fourth grade and Vista’s students became the teachers. They taught the younger students at Cushing Community School and Lura Libby School about the rocky shore. The kindergarteners and first-graders got to experience a tide pool touch tank taught in their classrooms and the second, third and fourth grade went to Drift Inn Beach where they learned about tide pool marine life, algea, tidal zones, and the water cycle.

The project was funded by the Georges River Educational Foundation and Herring Gut Learning Center.