NHMSC Education Initiative
Over the next decades, the five Gulf States will invest billions of dollars in scientific research, engineering, and technology projects to protect, conserve, restore, and manage our vital coastal resources. This effort will combine sustainable economic development with environmental protection and preparation for severe weather. Interpreting these topics for the general public represents the core content and educational mission of the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center (NHMSC).
As a national educational institution, the NHMSC aspires to be the trustworthy source for up-to-date, engaging scientific content and educational experiences related to severe weather, wetlands, and coastal resource conservation. As an actual and virtual platform and community forum, the NHMSC will deliver its content to a national market of students, teachers, decision-makers, first responders, corporations, and universities and motivate the pursue of scientific and technological careers.
Two workshops held in Washington, D.C. and Baton Rouge, Louisiana?hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation ?provided the opportunity for high-level brainstorming on these educational goals at the core of the NHMSC’s mission.
The workshops were attended by representatives from the following institutions:
The findings from these discussions will help refine the educational mission and vision of the NHMSC and identify its strategic niche in the STEM education field.
Supporters of the NHMSC's Educational Initiative:
A special thanks to Pinnacle Foundation (L’auberge Casino & Resorts) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation for their early financial support of this important educational initiative.