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

Program Dates:

April 18-25, 2014

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.

How to Apply »

Completed applications, including transcripts and references are due Tuesday, March 11. Program deposit due Friday, March 14. 

This spring, Brown University offers outstanding high school students an opportunity to study wetland ecology, sustainable development and culture in the nation’s largest coastal wetlands laboratory: the Mississippi River Delta of southeastern Louisiana.

The Mississippi River Delta: A fragile ecological engine in the Gulf of Mexico

The Mississippi River Delta is an enormously productive ecosystem, critical to the healthy functioning of both human and natural systems. Amidst the Delta’s unique cultural heritage and distinct geography are thriving industries, including commercial fishing, energy exploration, and shipping.

Did you know?

If this area is not protected and restored:

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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