Back in the Bayou

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers were back in action recently as 135 eighth-grade students used Wetland Watchers Park as a setting for activities focused on geography, history, math, language arts and science. As a service-learning project, students participate in activities where they are meeting required academics standards as well as helping to improve the community and the environment. Students will use some of the information gained to create interpretive signage for the Wetland Watchers Park boardwalk. During the school year, students also share the knowledge they are learning from experts at University of New Orleans PIES, Dow and Motiva to share with younger students across the region.