Pre-College Programs
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

Students use a refractometer to measure salinity.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

Far down the bayou, some of the Atakapa-Ishak tribe live in the last village only accessible by water.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

A juvenile sculpin. One of the many marine organisms found in Terrebonne Bay.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

Fishing and shrimping boats on Bayou Petit Caillou.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

A blue crab. Louisiana produces 30% of US seafood.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

Port Fourchon, the hub for offshore oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: New Orleans & Louisiana Gulf Coast

Ecology, Culture, and Sustainable Development for High School Students

2015 Program Dates

Saturday, April 11 – Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eligibility:

For students currently in
grades 10, 11 & 12 with a minimum
age of 15 at the time of the program.

Fee: $3,195

Residential: There is no commuter option for this program.

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This spring, Brown University offers outstanding high school students an opportunity to study wetland ecology, human geography, bayou cultures, and leadership skills in the nation’s largest coastal wetlands laboratory: the Mississippi River Delta. The program begins in the heart of New Orleans where we explore the natural and social forces that shaped the history of city. For the second half of the week, we travel down the bayou to Cocodrie to investigate the surrounding salt marshes and bay ecosystems. Leadership content is integrated into this immersive course, enabling students to develop and practice socially responsible leadership both during the program and beyond.

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Travel from New Orleans to rural communities of the delta and explore how Louisiana can protect its wetlands, its economy, and the well-being of its citizens.

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