Messages from the Mississippi Student Art Exhibit Opening

3011 North I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, Louisiana, 70002


This event showcases artwork, research, and writings by students from Edna Karr, Jefferson Rise, The NET: Gentilly, St. John STEM Magnet Program, and Young Audiences Charter Schools. Messages in art bottles created by each class will be displayed in an interactive exhibit. Light refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded to select guests who RSVP using the link below. The Messages from the Mississippi program brought students from five New Orleans area schools to the banks of the Mississippi River in order to study microplastic pollution within local waterways. Using curriculum and tools designed by the Public Lab community, students built their own BabyLegs aquatic trawls to collect microplastic debris and Community Microscopes to examine the impacts of pollution on coastal Louisiana’s ecosystem and human health. Support from the United States Environmental Protection Agency encouraged students and educators to work together to identify alternative waste management practices and solutions for dependency on single-use plastics that they could employ on school campuses and at home in their own communities.

Opportunity Details

  • Classroom Level: Early Childhood, Lower Elementary (K-2), Upper Elementary (3-6), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College Level
  • Type: Community/Public Event
  • Cost: Free
  • Interest: Biology Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science, General Science, Engineering, Maker Space/DIY, Technology, Medicine, Digital Media Production, Humanities/Social Science, Art, Health/Wellness
  • Focus: Teachers and Students/Families
  • Location: 3011 North I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, Louisiana, 70002
  • Dates: June 4, 2022
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Created: May 27, 2022, 2:48 p.m.