Students are invited to discover earth science, life science, and engineering design through the lens of wetland ecosystems.
Students will connect with scientists from NOAA, The Water Institute of the Gulf, USGS, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to learn about:
- Wetland ecosystems and ecology, including ecosystem modeling
- Physical and chemical properties of water
- Storm buffering and natural water filtration
- Economic activity supported by healthy wetlands
- Geologic processes of erosion, deposition, and subsidence
- Engineering challenges related to restoring wetland habitat
- Scientific tools and techniques for monitoring change over time
- Approaches to recognizing and preserving essential habitats
Appropriate Grade Levels:
Innovatively designed to be appropriate for upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Rigorously aligned to national and state science standards as well as mathematics, social studies, and English language arts standards, and national curriculum standards including NCTM, IB, and ISTE.