Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina had a devastating impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Human actions such as flawed levee engineering, decades of wetlands destruction, and poor disaster management worsened the effects of the storm. Studying Hurricane Katrina and the causes behind its disastrous impact can teach Louisiana how to live more safely with hurricanes. Learn more through these videos, lesson plans, and activities.



 Downloadable Resources

Emergency Communication Lesson Plan

Building a Levee Activity Levee Soil Testing 

Build a Levee with STEM NOLA - Grades K-12 

Citizen Science with ISeeChange - Grades 6-12 

Stream Table Experiment with Pontchartrain Conservancy - Grades 6-12