What is Coastal Roots?
Students 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.
There are currently 47 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.
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 few.