Education

Curriculum

  • Turning The Tide - A Teaching Guide To Louisiana's Coastal Restoration Problems and Solutions
    Turning the Tide Curriculum
    In 2011, Louisiana Public Broadcasting premiered its internationally acclaimed film documentary, “Turning the Tide." The purpose of this curriculum is to encourage students to ask questions and to explore how choices being made today will affect their future. “Turning the Tide” and this companion educational guide encourage students to think about what is at stake in terms of crucial wetland ecosystems, Gulf seafood populations, North American migratory bird and waterfowl populations, the nation’s energy infrastructure and national security, interior navigation and water transport for American produce and goods, and a totally unique American culture.

    Many thanks to all of our partners!
    Click here to watch the Turning the Tide videos that go to each lesson plan. Turning the Tide

    English
    The Hullabaloo of Writing a Journal- WET, WILD and Provocatively Honest (11,204 KB, PDF)
    Estuary Extra- Producing Your Own Environmental Newspaper (1,402 KB, PDF)

    Science
    Barrier Islands (15,069 KB, PDF)
    Keeping Our Heads Above Water - Success of Restoration Projects (3,915 KB, PDF)

    Social Studies
    The Great Marsh Dilemma (931 KB, PDF)

    Art
    Dialogue: Disappearing Wetlands (4,317 KB, PDF)

    Geography
    How Far Are You From the Sea? The Vertical and Horizontal Truth (14,138 KB, PDF)

    Economics
    The Dollars and Sense of Coastal Restoration (27,132 KB, PDF)

    Compendium
    This compendium or collection of wetlands resources was created by Dr. Pam Blanchard with LSU and Louisiana Coastal Roots. It is designed to offer educators a guide to the best available resources to enhance and support their educational activities related to the preservation and restoration of Louisiana’s coastal habitats and land. The goal of the compendium is to increase the environmental literacy of teachers and our young citizens and to inspire them to become active stewards of our coastal habitats.
    Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
  • Educational Resources for the "I Remember..." Oral History Art Show
    I remember Art Show
    This CWPPRA Oral History Educational Resource companion guide is a selection of compiled materials that has a central motif: teaching the effects of oral history, art, and environmental science inside the classroom or informal education setting. The materials in this packet are for both teachers and students who are interested in using oral history and art as a productive tool in helping to raise awareness and support about ecological issues in the environment around us.

    The CWPPRA “I Remember” Oral History project combines the importance of oral history, art, and conservationism within the southern region of Louisiana. Additionally, this curriculum project has incorporated elements of art including: environmental portrait photography that accompanies the oral histories, wetland nature photography, and paintings that tell stories.

    We all have stories to tell about our lives. Use this curriculum to help your students tell their stories through oral histories and art.

    Cover and Introduction (1,744 KB, PDF)

    I Remember... Oral History Supplement (453 KB, PDF)

    National visual Arts Standards (239 KB, PDF)

    Art
    I Remember Art Supplement Introduction (503 KB, PDF)
    A Handful of Estuary Critters (2,469 KB, PDF)
    Painting in Style - Flowers of the Estuary (1,812 KB, PDF)
    We Walk in Beauty - Nature Field Journals (2,469 KB, PDF)
    From Sugar Cane Fields to the Easel - The Mystery of George Rodrigue's Blue Dog (894 KB, PDF)
    Honk If You Love the Wetlands (2,469 KB, PDF)
    Pass the Word - Designing An Environmental Action Brouchure (161 KB, PDF)

    Resources (344 KB, PDF)

  • STEM - STEM, Louisiana Wetland Restoration, and Student Success
    STEM Slide Show
    Use CWPPRA real time, field collected data to access graphs and information related to Louisiana wetlands.
    To view the slide show, click below:
    STEM slide show
  • Barrier Island Lesson Plans
    Barrier Island Educators' Guide
    Use these 5 lessons to teach middle school and high school students about Barrier Island geomorphology, dynamics, ecology and history.

    Partners: The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and UNO PIES
    Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary UNO PIES
  • An Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
    Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
    Use this K-12 guide to teach about a host of wetland issues using primarily math and science concepts.

    Partners: The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
    Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
  • Louisiana's Birds Curriculum
    Louisiana's Birds Curriculum
    Use this curriculum to inform students about migratory birds and the environmental issues that affect these animals.

    Partners: The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
    Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
  • Spirit Of The Estuary
    Spirit of the Estuary Lesson Plan
    Use these language arts lessons to teach students about Louisiana wetlands. Designed for middle and high school.

    Partners: The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
    Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary
  • Coastal Roots Lesson plans
    Coastal Roots Lesson Plans
    Lesson plans are designed to help teachers grow out wetland plants for restoration efforts.

    Planning Your Coastal Roots Field Trip (137KB, PDF)

    Collecting and Organizing Data (276KB, PDF)
    Using Graphs to Help Tell a Story

    Need Salt on That Mangrove? (169KB, PDF)
    Introduction into Serial Dilution

    Rooting Into Inquiry (187KB, PDF)
    Student-Designed Projects, the Four Question Strategy & Experimental Design Diagram

    When the Habitat Gets Salty (217KB, PDF)
    Effects of Salt Water Intrusion on Bald Cypress Seedlings

    A Southern Bayberry by Any Other Name… (175KB, PDF)
    The Science of Names
  • Native Fish in Classroom
    Native Fish in the Classroom
    These lessons help middle school and high school students study paddle fish and other native Louisiana wetland fishes.
    Partners: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Sea Grant
    LA Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries Louisiana Sea Grant
  • Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin
    Lessons on the Lake
    This resource is full of activities that provide students with hands-on opportunities to experience and appreciate the wonders of the Basin. It also teaches skills to identify environmental concerns, make decisions, solve problems, and acquire a strong sense of stewardship. The second edition of Lessons on the Lake was released in Spring 2002 and is available to teachers in the Pontchartrain Basin free of charge.

    Partners: Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
    Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
  • The North American Conservation Education Strategy: A Tool Kit for Achieving Excellence
    Continue Education Stratgey
    The Conservation Education Strategy Tool Kit contains resources developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) to support conservation educators who offer fish and wildlife based programs. It includes resources developed as part of AFWA’s Conservation Education Strategy.

    Partners: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
    Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies