FREE ONLINE: A New Educational Guide for Studying Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis

Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s award-winning documentary Turning the Tide takes an in-depth look at the proposed solutions and bold engineering that can “turn the tide” on Louisiana’s coastal erosion problem.

NEW! Turning the Tide: A Companion Teaching Guide and its companion video clips feature interactive classroom activities designed to educate students about the effects of coastal erosion on our ecosystem, economy and culture and to explore how choices made today will affect the future.

Designed for middle and high school teachers and students, the guide provides lessons in Economics, Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Art and Geography that are aligned to state and national standards.

This guide was developed by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Educational Outreach program and the region’s top environmental science educators.
Turning the Tide: A Companion Teaching Guide is available free to the public at and

There will be a demonstration of how to use the guide in the classroom at the Louisiana Science Teachers Association conference in Shreveport on November 12-14, 2012

LPB’s Turning the Tide: A Companion Teaching Guide and clips “are valuable resources for Louisiana teachers to use in assisting students in understanding our state’s coastal issues and the long-term implications of inaction on the coastline problem…
The lessons and activities found in the Teacher’s guide use effective strategies to improve student comprehension of complex issues and the technology being used to fight erosion.”
-Ann Wilson
Science Program Coordinator, La. Dept. of Education;
Louisiana Environmental Education Commission ;
Louisiana educational representative, Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA)


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