Exploring Great Cities, New Orleans
Nature, Culture and the City
ENVS 368 (4 credits)
March 21-30, 2014
Join Professor Paul Stangl, Western Department of Environmental Studies faculty for this 4-credit spring break program to New Orleans.
Immerse yourself in the local ecology and culture of New Orleans during this hands-on investigation. Study the consequences of human activities and their impacts on culture, including the use of nature as a resource and attempts to reduce threats to life and property. Find out about New Orleans' newly released 21st Century plan and its vision for livability, opportunity, sustainability and becoming a "green" city.
- Examine New Orleans' historic development and contemporary situation
- Understand the relationship between the physical city and its natural setting
- Learn firsthand about plans for neighborhoods, historic preservation, transportation and resilience
- Walk the French Quarter
- Tour the Lower 9th Ward by bike via Brad Pitt's 'Make It Right Foundation'
- Participate in LUMCON research station's guided canoe tour of marsh ecology and boat trip to Barrier Islands