What is the Youth Wetlands Program and what does it have to offer?
Since the 1930’s, over one million acres of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands
have converted to open water. The preservation of estuaries and other
wetland areas is not just a concern of Louisiana citizens, but is recognized
as a global challenge that will persist well into the next generation.
Consequently, there is a growing state and national need to engage the
youth of Louisiana in the fight to save Louisiana’s wetlands. To combat
this need, a partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration
Authority (CPRA) and the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
(LSU AgCenter) was formed to create the Youth Wetlands (YW)
The YW Program develops and distributes wetland education curriculum
and teaching materials FREE to any teacher who signs up for the program.
The overall goal is to enhance student’s knowledge about the various
types of wetlands found throughout the state and how they can help
get involved with wetland conservation. During the last five years, the
program has reached over 300,000 students throughout the state and parish
participation has increased each year!
The YW Program Provides all this at NO COST:
Registration is now open. To register for the YW
Program, please click on the link below to
fill out the registration form.
- Hands-on educational curriculum for grades 4-12 (Designed to
follow Louisiana’s Grade Level Expectations (GLE’s)).
- Supplies to teach the wetland lessons
- Opportunities to participate in wetland restoration projects and
Youth Wetlands Registration Form
For Questions about the YWP contact:
21549 Old Covington Highway
Hammond, LA 70403
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