Maine Aquaculture Innovation Classroom

A Learning Hub for Maine Aquaculture


Our mission is to assist in developing socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable aquaculture opportunities in Maine by providing educational resources about aquaculture for all audiences.

The Butterfield Shelfish crew carrying their flipfarm equipment to the water to be deployed.

About this online learning hub…

This platform created by Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center provides a space to share educational aquaculture content for Maine. This website is not an exhaustive list of resources, but it can be a place to begin your aquaculture learning journey!

Here you will find resources for K-12 learners and post secondary learners. You will also find our online Aquaculture Learning Modules which are part of a free, introductory curriculum about Maine aquauclture!

Diving into aquaculture!

Check out some educational resources available on the learning hub! And a HUGE thank you to all the partner organizations who make this content possible.

K-12 Aquaculture Resources

Featured→ The Seaweed Curriculum

Check out this curriculum about Maine seaweed developed for 4th-6th grade students! Includes activities and videos.

Post-Secondary Resources for Breaking into Aquaculture

Aquaculture in Shared Waters

Aquaculture in Shared Waters is a community-based aquaculture training program which offers trainings for fishermen and sea farmers based in Maine.

Learn more!

Discover Careers in Aquaculture with WCCC & MAIC

Washington County Community College and Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center’s aquaculture workforce training classes.

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Maine Aquaculture Apprenticeship: GMRI, MAA, & SMCC

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Association, and Southern Maine Community College educate and train people to join the aquaculture industry with this hands-on apprenticeship.

Learn more!

Maine Maritime Academy Mariculture Certificate

A mariculture certificate program at MMA tailored for individuals aspiring to build a successful career in shellfish or sea vegetable farming and entrepreneurship.

Learn more!

Internship Programs

Spend a summer learning about aquaulture on the farm, and get internship credit for your university!

Learn more!

NEW! Updated Online Content

Check out the most recent online aquaculture learning module below:

Introduction to Aquaculture

This introductory module provides a brief overview of aquaculture for people just getting started in the aquaculture industry. Additionally, it can serve as a resource for people with more experience in the aquaculture industry to find more in depth sources to further explore their ideas and questions.

Photo credit: Mook Sea Farm

This learning hub is a frequently updated resource, so please check back regularly for new content. If you have content you would like shared on the hub, contact MAIC to propose additions!