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Environmental Sciences at Lafayette Middle

Lafayette Middle School offers a curriculum in the environmental sciences that gives students a chance to learn about plants and animals, and how they work together to create an ecosystem. They can learn about life cycles by maintaining worm farms, or study growth patterns of Louisiana flora by planting and nurturing their own plants.

Saving Our Coastline

Lafayette Middle School students participate in wetlands restoration projects in areas like Grand Isle and Fifi Island every year. Our students raise seedlings of plants that can grip and hold soil and sand, recreating ground that has been lost. As our students learn about the science behind coastal loss, they also participate in the solution.

Hands-on Learning

Our students have an outdoor classroom which overlooks our own wetlands installation on campus. We have our own swamp, complete with cypress trees and indigenous plantings, to give our students authentic learning experiences in the environmental sciences.

Community Partnerships

Lafayette Middle School has formed alliances with the National Wetlands Research Center and other agencies located locally. The professionals at these agencies work with our students to give them a real-world perspective on the subjects they are taking. Our scientist partners also work with our students on their wetlands projects, to ensure our work is beneficial to the areas we are hoping to rehabilitate.

For more information about the program, call LMS at 521-7900