HMS students present at Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hurst students presented information about wetland values and challenges and energy conservation to over 260 Louisiana environmental educators at the Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium in Baton Rouge. Students presented animals and information as well as facilitating activities.

“The Environmental Education Commission was delighted to have the Wetland Watchers (Barry Guillot and his students from Harry Hurst Middle School) exhibit at the 2010 Environmental Education Symposium in Baton Rouge this weekend! It was their turn to educate the educators at the symposium and the students took full opportunity!” said Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator. Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

“One could not help but notice how adept they were at answering questions related to the animal that they were charged with. In addition to live animals, the Wetland Watchers also displayed skulls, scat, turtle shells, etc. The educators were truly wowed!”