Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saving Our Coast...

one seedling at a time!

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!


  1. I love this type of activity for kids. Good job for your caring students.

  2. Hi Ron! Oh, what a wonderful endeavor and how it it teaching the children! I'm sure with you along they had a great time. Love the snaps. I hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Good morning, Ron! I love that you do that project with your students each year. Knowing how much you love GI, I know that this is an endeavor that is dear to your heart. Have a great day! xoxo

  4. How fun and exciting..I missed my calling when I didn't become a biggest regret in life.
    Sure enjoyed all your photos of the kids....


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