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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

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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Louisiana Folklore Society is offering Bayou Culture Gatherings to help connect those interested in the human dimension of coastal issues.

These monthly virtual gatherings to learn and share are free, but registration is required.
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When: Friday, January 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CST
Speaker: Jonathan Foret
Title: Sinking In: Culture and Disruption
Where: Via Zoom, free

The series will start with Jonathan Foret, executive director of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center exploring what it means to impart culture with intention during times of disruption.

Coordinated by Mike Saunders, the BCC Program Director, each gathering features a topic for discussion in addition to news, announcements, and questions. Topics will range from the practical, such as how to help threatened community museums, to policy discussion, such as how to include cultural durability in the community resilience conversation, to sessions that are devoted to simply sharing cultural traditions, such as a hike to forage wolfberry along brackish marshes. The gatherings will be recorded and posted to the LFS YouTube channel.

The Bayou Culture Gatherings are funded with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
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