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Meraux Foundation’s 5th Annual Delta Institute Goes Global

Teachers see firsthand the need for “one-river thinking”

Not since 1973 had the Bonnet Carre Spillway remained open for as many days as it has in 2019. Eclipsing the old mark of 76 days this year, a visit to the huge flood diversion was one of the more powerful moments of this year’s Mississippi River Delta Institute.

K-12 teachers from the Delta region, the upper reaches of the river in Minnesota, and even a group of teachers from the Hawaiian island of Kauai, all participated in the three-day Institute, a professional development program presented by the Meraux Foundation in partnership with Hamline University’s School of Education and Center for Global Environmental Education.




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