Marsh Restoration

Marsh Restoration

Rebuilding Bayou Saint John's Urban Marsh

Bayou St. John (Source: PC)

Restoration projects are necessary to construct wetlands and other habitats that have been lost or degraded due to human activities. While some of these impact a massive land area, many others are conducted on a much smaller scale. You will learn about the motivations to pursue small-scale restoration project, as well as how those projects are designed and implemented.

Guided Review 

Each module will include a combination of readings, videos, and online resources to create an immersive virtual experience. This review is also intended to inspire further investigation, so please explore the resources available below as well as the associated Environmental Explorations.

Guided Exploration

Each session includes guidelines and materials to explore the featured topic. Our guided explorations are also designed with space for educators to make the sessions their own!  Use the included materials, or draw from the Resource Toolbox below to tweak the sessions for your specific needs.

Resource Toolbox

Use these curated resources from a wide variety of organizations to learn more about restoration projects. Watch a video or listen in on a webinar.Focus on what kinds of questions the data can answer. Share your lesson plans with us, and we will add them to the collection! Find answers to your questions. Review Relevant Terms...


Articles & Reports

Articles on urban wetlands, wetlands restoration projects, Bayou St. John, and more for use by you and your students.

DIY Resources

Learn how to use a rain garden to manage stormwater and create your own mini-wetlands restoration project.

More Lesson Plans

Lesson plans all about different types of wetlands, specifically wetlands along the Gulf Coast.

Online Resources

Interactive tools to explore wetlands and ways to get involved with restoration local projects.

Webinars & Other Courses

Webinars about wetland management, project development, and monitoring techniques.

Various Data

Data all about Bayou St. John, both historically and during the wetlands creation project.


Videos about urban wetlands, wetlands restoration, and Bayou St. John.