Environmental Sciences at Lafayette Middle
Lafayette Middle School offers a curriculum in STEM and Environmental Sciences that gives students a chance to learn about plants and animals, and how they work together to create an ecosystem. They can learn about life cycles by maintaining worm farms, or study growth patterns of Louisiana flora by planting and nurturing their own plants.
Saving Our Coastline
Lafayette Middle School students participate in wetlands restoration projects in areas like Grand Isle and Fifi Island every year. Students raise seedlings of plants that can grip and hold soil and sand, recreating ground that has been lost. As students learn about the science behind coastal loss, they also participate in the solution.
Students have an outdoor classroom which overlooks their own wetlands installation on campus. There is a swamp, complete with cypress trees and indigenous plantings, to give students authentic learning experiences in the environmental sciences.
Lafayette Middle School has formed alliances with the National Wetlands Research Center and other agencies located locally. The professionals at these agencies work with students to give them a real-world perspective on the subjects they are taking. Our scientist partners also work with students on their wetlands projects, to ensure their work is beneficial to the areas we are rehabilitating.
Students who complete the Environmental Sciences middle school academy have a pathway priority to David Thibodaux STEM High School.
For more information about the program, call LMS at 337-521-7900
What Students are Saying...
"Being in the Academy of Information Technology for the past four years has given me a great appreciation for the Schools of Choice program. I enjoy all the the technology assets we've had access to and the lasting relationships I've built with other AOIT students. Working closely with my friends on hands-on projects in a tight knit environment has really allowed me to get the full high school experience as well as prep for college and real-world situations. Plus, the paid internship during the summer of my junior year was an awesome experience that helped me understand how technology is used outside our personal lives, something I wouldn't have had otherwise."
-Theron Scranton; Carencro High AOIT student