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The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is excited to offer the Project Resilience curriculum to high school environmental science teachers and their students. This 20-day curriculum provides information and tools for high school classes that will enable these students to explore the environmental challenges of South Louisiana and to develop short- and long-term resilience plans for their communities. Project Resilience advisors include experts from the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), South Central Planning and Development Commission, T. Baker Smith, Terrebonne Parish School District (TPSD), and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government. Over 1,000 students have completed the Project Resilience curriculum in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes as of 2022.
High School Environmental Science students participating in the Project Resilience curriculum are seen here observing how Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries has managed trees and other plant species in the Pointe-Aux-Chene wildlife refuge in Montegut, LA.
“I am so thankful for South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center’s efforts to support our schools! Science teachers are challenged daily to identify meaningful, authentic activities that engage students that also align with the Louisiana Student Standards for Science. Project Resilience checks all of these needs while offering our environmental science students a unique opportunity to not only learn essential concepts that impact their lives, but apply that learning to better their community,” -Nathan Cotten, STEM Curriculum Specialist for TPSD.
This curriculum was developed and implemented by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center for Science Education and the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. Project Resilience: Empowering Gulf Coast Youth to Thrive in Transformative Communities was funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under Grant Agreement number 2000009811. For more information about this program, please contact Samantha Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.