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

Swamp Camp

The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center will hold its annual swamp camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13-17 and June 20-24 for campers ages 9-12.

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Timeline photosThe Center for Planning Excellence has partnered with the Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art for a very special panel discussion featuring Camille Manning-Broome, CPEX President & CEO, Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar, Chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, and Jonathan Foret, Executive Director for the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, on Thursday, August 18 (6pm). This discussion will dive into what climate change means for Louisiana as a whole. From wildlife to indigenous communities, to urban planning, this in-depth conversation about how our changing climate is impacting our state is one not to be missed.This event is free and open to the public.We hope to see you there! The panel will also be live-streamed on the Baton Rouge Gallery and CPEX’s social media pages. Learn more about the event and panelists here www.batonrougegallery.org/upcoming-events/climate-panel ... See MoreSee Less
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We're happy to announce that applications are open for Round 2 of the Youth Language Internship. Deadline is August 26th. We also made a website specifically for the internship. You can visit it at www.tinyurl.com/houmayouthintern ... See MoreSee Less
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We had so much fun teaching these kiddos about wetland animals! Thanks for having us! ... See MoreSee Less
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