M.E.S.S. Lab

2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70117


The M.E.S.S. Lab is an immersive experience open to 4th-12th grade classes. During each session, students will: Learn about their city’s local waste stream and discuss who is responsible for ensuring the proper disposal of waste—municipalities, corporations, or citizens? Experience the paint recycling process from start to finish, working in small teams to create their own batches of unique paint colors. Paint will be sold in store on behalf of students, and all student-made paint sales will be funneled back into the program. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen, explore how to reduce paint waste, and brainstorm new paint recycling systems based on what students learned, and what they can imagine. Creatively market their paint colors using persuasive writing techniques

Opportunity Details

  • Classroom Level: Upper Elementary (3-6), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College Level
  • Type: Field Trip
  • Cost: Free
  • Interest: Environmental Science
  • Focus: Teachers
  • Location: 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70117
  • Dates: May 27, 2022 - May 27, 2023
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Created: May 27, 2022, 4:44 p.m.