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6th grade scientists present bird habitat projects to science-based alumnae

Environmental science, geography, art and design thinking converged in 6th grade science as the students crafted artificial island habitats to sustain an endangered species of bird living in one of the regions studied in geography.  

6th grade bird habitats 2024

In groups, students researched, brainstormed and problem solved their way through the process, taking on habitat loss caused by weathering and erosion, planning practical and effective sustainability measures to guarantee their birds had a stable food supply and creating an authentic ecosystem geared toward the needs of that particular species. 

6th grade bird habitats 2024

On Friday, April 12, students presented their island projects to a panel of Sacred Heart alumnae who are currently working in a variety of science-based fields. 

Maud Walsh '71, a professor at LSU in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Science

Taylor Daigle Chassaignac '10, an engineer for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

Arie Roth Kaller '94, supervisor of the Biological Science Unit in the Environmental Science Section of the Office of the Environment Regional Supervisor, Office of Environment, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

6th grade bird habitats 2024

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