Last Thursday, I traveled with the 6th grade Earth Science class to Grand Isle, Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island, to plant bitter panicum.
Our school's 6th graders have been growing and raising bitter panicum in our school's garden all year long. Bitter panicum is a fast growing beach grass plant that helps in hindering beach erosion. Read more about bitter panicum: HERE.
After planting, the students toured the Coast Guard station on the island and learned about the responsibilities of our Coast Guard members.
Of course, there was some play time too.
It is a great thing to witness our youth learning and taking care of our coastline.
Bitter Panicum, y'all!