What is Coastal Roots?
from 2nd grade through high school are taking part in
this project to learn about and become environmental
stewards of their natural resources by establishing
native plant nurseries at their schools. Students are
growing native plant seedlings and grass plugs that they
will plant in a coastal habitat restoration project in
south Louisiana and in Chile, South America.
are currently 46 schools across 18 Louisiana parishes
currently participating in the LSU Coastal Roots
Program, as well as one school in San Pedro de la Paz
Concepcion, Chile, and two schools in Santiago, Chile.
There are six schools that will be joining our program
in the 2015-16 school year.
Students are working with a variety of native seeds,
including the Water Oak, Tupelo Gum, Swamp Red Maple, Loblolly Pine, Nuttall Oak, and Longleaf Pine - just to name a
|2016 Winter Workshop: February
Important Links: LSU
Coastal Roots Handbook
& Events Calendar