Service Learning

There are ample opportunities for our students to experience service learning as they progress towards their degree.  Nicholls and the Department of Biological Sciences work closely with local and state resource agencies, industries, and non-profit organizations to provide a multitude of service learning activities that students can participate in through their biology courses, Biology student organizations, or just volunteering.   Students get to apply their knowledge gained in biology courses to service projects that directly impact the surrounding community and ecosystem.  Our students are involved in science communication and participation events (Biology booth at Family Day and campus events, tou lou lou races and specimen information for children), participate in projects to clean up and beautify local waterways and beaches (Bayou Lafourche Clean-up, beach sweeps), and work to enhance, restore and preserve south Louisiana’s wetlands, barrier islands, and organisms (wetland plant cultivation, barrier island and Port Fourchon plantings, oyster reef restoration, derelict crab trap removal).