Watershed Exhibit


The Watershed Exhibit was established through a cooperation of the Lafayette Science Museum and the Bayou Vermilion District. The exhibit explores the role of water on planet Earth by tracing the movement of water from the atmosphere to our Bayou Vermilion watershed and ecosystem. During a visit to the watershed exhibit, you’ll be able to explore the interconnections of planetary heat distribution due to the seasons, seasonal weather phenomenon, the water cycle, the life cycle of plants and animals, the physics of watersheds, the effects of water on humanity, and the effects of humanity on water. The exhibit includes several interactive displays that demonstrate the different interactions of water on our planet.



The exhibit explores aspects of:

Astronomy - How the location of Earth and our planet’s axial tilt dictate planetary cycles

Meteorology - How weather phenomena are connected to seasonal heat distribution on our planet

Geology - The movement of the Earth's crust and the shaping of the continents

Hydrology - How water moves underground and on the surface of the Earth, and shapes the environment

Geography - How land is eroded and formed relating to Louisiana's changing coastline 

Ecosystem Biology - What lives here and the interaction between the various parts



Watershed Exhibit Tours can be tailored to the grade and interest level of individual groups and should be scheduled in advance. Tours last about 45 minutes. Groups of approximately 20-25 are optimum. Watershed Exhibit tours can be scheduled as an individual activity block as a part of Group tour of our Living History Museum, Vermilionville. Or, as a part of our 3 ½ hour Environmental Science Tour Package. 

To schedule a visit call (337) 233-4077 x. 199 or click here