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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

Rougarou Fest
October 20-21, 2018

The Rougarou Fest is a FREE family-friendly festival with a spooky flair that celebrates the rich folklore that exists along the bayous of Southeast Louisiana. It showcases live music, cultural activities, children’s activities, Cajun food, the Krewe Ga Rou parade, and so much more.

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South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center

On Thursday Jun 7, the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center brought 30 middle schoolers attending "Swamp Camp" to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden.

The campers visit the Chauvin Sculpture Garden every year, and this has become an event that is anticipated by the SLWDC as well as the staff at the garden. This year the SLWDC group was led by former Nicholls masters Student, Samantha Hicks, who completed her MS degree in marine and environmental biology in 2016. Thanks to Dr. Gary LaFleur for the photos.
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South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center

We had so much fun yesterday with the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center Swamp Camp! We can't wait till next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center

Many thanks to T. Baker Smith for helping our summer camp students understand the important work that they are doing! They had a blast! Thanks so much!!!We can't stop thinking about how much fun we had with South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center's Swamp Camp! The campers are given a chance to dive into the vast world here at TBS. They get hands on experiences with professional Engineers, Surveyors, and Biologist. Our associates have a wonderful time-sharing their talents with future of our community. ... See MoreSee Less

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