About

OUR MISSION

The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is revolutionizing how we think, teach and learn about Louisiana’s disappearing coast.

OUR VISION

The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center will serve as a hub to increase awareness of the plight of Louisiana’s wetlands so that this valuable resource may be preserved for future generations.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity or geographic location, have a responsibility to understand their environment and how it changes. We believe that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education develops the skills necessary to adapt to a changing environment, enabling students to continue their way of life for generations to come.

OUR ORGANIZATION

The Wetlands Discovery Center is comprised of a nonprofit foundation and an advisory council.  These two groups of volunteers, along with our paid staff, work in collaboration to ensure that the mission of the Center is achieved.

OUR GOAL

The Center is working to achieve its mission by developing a campus that will consist of a partially sheltered amphitheater, a wetlands nature exhibit, and three educational buildings. The 10,000 square feet of educational buildings will house gallery exhibitions and a laboratory. In addition, there will be 17,000 square feet of exterior boardwalks and a reflection pool.  The completed campus will provide 27,000 square feet of educational space. This project is designed to be developed in four phases. Each phase is initiated as funds are secured.

The temporary office of the Center is located at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum at 7910 West Park Avenue in Historic Downtown Houma, Louisiana. If you would like more information, check out the FAQ or contact us!