Nicholls promotes Grand Isle preservation

Students enrolled in Nicholls State University’s Environmental Diagnostics and Biomarkers course traveled to Grand Isle School on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, to teach second and third graders the importance of preserving one of the last surviving barrier islands in Louisiana.

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the service-learning project will continue annually at the request of Jean Landry, Nature Conservancy director for Grand Isle. Pictured are Nicholls biology students Clayton Kern, Stacy Martinez, Kent Bolfrass, Michelle Felterman and others leading second grade students on a barrier island transect. For additional information about the project, call Dr. Gary Lafleur, associate professor of biological sciences, at 985-448-4700. To learn more about the Nicholls Department of Biological Sciences, go to

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