Monthly Archives: June 2014

Student ActivitiesTeachers and Students Teens Explore Oil Spill Impacts on Wetlands through Science and Art CWC_Art-ScienceCamp_2294a

Each summer, parents send their children to camp, trying to match their interests while broadening their horizons. This year, the parents of ten Louisiana students hit the jackpot: the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) inaugural Art and Science Camp. This camp challenged participants, engaging both their analytical and creative talents to learn about a locally-relevant and Read More

Research Stories Little Critters that tell a BIG Story: Benthic Foraminifera and the Gulf Oil Spill Source: Noora Al-Meer, Flicker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/makkorani/3597167191/in/photostream/)

You are not alone if you don’t know what forams (short for foraminifera) are, so let’s start with the basics. Simply put, forams are single-celled organisms related to the familiar amoeba that produce a hard shell. These shells look like the shells you might pick up on the beach, but they are much smaller—most are Read More