The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act’s Public Outreach staff traveled to the Episcopal School of Acadiana in Lafayette on April 21st to discuss the importance of wetlands with the 4th grade class. As part of their ecosystem study unit, the students learned about the purpose of wetlands, their benefits to the nation’s economy and local communities, and natural wetland habitats. CWPPRA Public Outreach staff incorporated the use of a projected land loss map to teach students about land loss in Louisiana and the importance of wetland restoration. The students learned about types of wetlands and their inhabitants through use of a teaching infographic. Each student was given the Henri Heron’s Louisiana Wetlands activity book, explaining Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and conservation efforts to ensure wetland existence for future generations.
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