South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center |

Welcome to the Center

The Wetlands Discovery Center is revolutionizing how we think, teach and learn about Louisiana’s disappearing coast. Our programs focus on developing adaptation skills in our young people. By doing so, we ensure the survival of our culture along with our workforce.

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Welcome to the Center

Revolutionizing Coastal Education

The students of South Louisiana are ready to fight to preserve their way of life, but it is our responsibility to arm them with the tools necessary to win this battle. The Wetlands Discovery Center has an obligation to educate these students to adapt for the future. We have the opportunity to lift our young people from the water. By teaching our students adaptability, we teach them to swim and survive.

Revolutionizing Coastal Education

Envisioning the Future

Whether you live along Bayou Terrebonne, work along Bayou Lafourche, or celebrate in the city of New Orleans, we're all in this together. Everyone across the globe faces challenges in the place they choose to live, but the residents of coastal Louisiana face complicated issues. Our land is washing away, but that doesn't mean our next generation has to be lost too.

Envisioning the Future

Environmental Heritage

We live at a very unique intersection between environment and culture where one is dependent on the other. Our Environmental Heritage comes with the great responsibility of ensuring that generations to come will be able to enjoy what this land and water have given us for decades.

Environmental Heritage
Events

Good Earth Market Goes Online!

Since we had to cancel our Good Earth Market, we decided to create a contact list of local food/goods producers as a part of our virtual Good Earth Market.

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If you’ve ever seen a Great Blue Heron, you probably noticed the beautiful blue wings of this species! This bird loves Louisiana coastal habitats, including swamps, marshes, and barrier islands.

Fun Fact: This slow-moving bird actually uses a lightning-fast strike of its beak to catch fish swimming nearby!
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Have you ever driven down to Grand Isle and noticed the small trees growing out of the marsh grass? Those are Black Mangroves! Mangroves are being used as a tool to combat coastal erosion in Louisiana by stabilizing salt marshes.

Fun Fact: Mangroves have unique roots called pneumatophores. These pencil-like roots grow upwards out of the water, allowing the plant to get oxygen.
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We had another great virtual camp session! Thank you ConocoPhillips and Ducks Unlimited for talking to our campers about your wetland restoration projects! ... See MoreSee Less

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