Education Projects

Education Projects

Our hands-on, inquiry-based projects are community-focused. Through these projects, we strive to provide comprehensive access for underserved populations to high quality environmental education.  Please reach out to us to discuss the possibility of your organization being a good partner for our systemic projects.

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CORE: Collaborating On REstoration - Youth & Community-Driven Stewardship in New Orleans East

CORE is an EPA Environmental Justice and NFWF funded project that trains youth in New Orleans East in best practices for small scale wetland restoration to help manage stormwater within their communities. Community partners for this project include Abramson Sci Academy, The Living School, CSED, The Water Collaborative, Common Ground Relief, Sprout NOLA, The Meraux Foundation, Louisiana Green Corps, Greater New Orleans Iris Society, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, and Audubon Nature Institute. A CORE webpage is coming soon.

FLOW is a NOAA BWET funded water literacy project that takes place over a two year period in parishes within the Ponchartrain Basin. In year one, middle school science teachers are trained  on environmental topics such as water quality, coastal land loss, and marine debris. They also create a locally-relevant FLOW curriculum with accompanying STEM kits that is designed to facilitate experiential learning for their students. The curriculum is implemented with all their students in year two. FLOW started in St. Bernard Parish and is moving on to St. John the Baptist Parish.

 

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Splash! Water Engineering

Each year, in the fall, come spend a day at our lighthouse exploring how we can re-imagine our life with water!

Our daytime Girl Scout visitors will design, build, and test ways to live with water. Activities include designing an aquifer, moving water with ancient technology, and various engineering challenges.

Our overnight campers will explore ways to move and use urban water, and design a water-friendly New Orleans of the future!

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.