HOUMA, La. – Monday, February 3rd was World Wetlands Day at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum. The day was filled with activities for students in grades 3-6, teaching them about different functions and values of wetlands in Louisiana. The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Public Outreach team attended the event.
The primary focus of CWPPRA’s activity was to teach the students about the variety of wetland habitats and how each is important to Louisiana. Students learned about swamps, marshes, and barrier islands as well as techniques used by CWPPRA to preserve these areas.
Students participated in an activity called “Where the Wild Things Belong,” where the goal was to place the bean bag depicting a native species to Louisiana in the correct habitat. Approximately 240 students attended the Waterlife Museum throughout the day.