LSU Coastal Roots Program
Seedling Nursery Program for Habitat Restoration

CR in the Classroom & Lesson Plans

Compendium of Coastal, Wetland, and Restoration Information

This Compendium is a resource to help you locate lessons and activities that focus on restoration and stewardship of Louisiana's coastal habitats. It is a collection of high quality, stable educational materials that are available on the Internet or through local workshops that focus on pertinent and often urgent environmental issues facing our state.

Purpose of this Compendium
LA GLEs for Coastal and Wetland Education
General Resources about the Coast, Wetlands,
and Restoration Efforts

Coastal Erosion
Barrier Islands
Water Quality
Point and Non-Point Source Pollution
Human Impacts
Animals of the Coastal Zone

Plants of the Coastal Zone
Threatened and Endangered Species
Identification and Classification of Plants and Animals
Food Chains and Webs
Non-indigenous (Invasive) Species
Curriculum Resources
Video Resources
LSU Coastal Roots Program Information/Resources
Grant Resources
Books about Wetland and Coastal Resources
Guide to Abbreviations


Coastal Roots Lessons - Visit the LA Sea Grant Education website to check out five lessons you might want to incorporate in your classes centered on your CR school nursery. There is also an information sheet about preparing for your restoration fieldtrip. Click on Coastal Roots!
Bloggin' about Coastal Roots - St. Martin Episcopal students are blogging about their experiences working on Coastal Roots. Teachers Kate Marchal and Warren Lind have set up a St. Martin's Coastal Roots Blog to help their students write about and reflect on what they are learning in the CR Program. They are posting pictures as well as comments about their school plant nursery. Contact Dr. Pam Blanchard if you would like to know more about this technology-rich classroom activity.

To learn more, contact:

Dr. Pam Blanchard
LSU College of Education


Dr. Ed Bush
LSU College of Agriculture