Gulf Guardian Award Winners 2004
Individual Category - 1st Place
In 1998, Barry Guilllot, a seventh-grade science teacher, worked with his students to create the LaBranche Wetland Watchers project. Guillot is the backbone behind this nationally recognized school-based service-learning project that enables more than 1,000 students each year to meet required academic standards through activities that also benefit the environment. His students have spoken to more than 40,000 Louisiana residents. To ensure success and funding, Guillot writes grants, gains and maintains partnerships, and coordinates and attends a multitude of functions. Without Guillot, there would be no Wetland Watchers project. Guillot’s project is one of the finest examples of outdoor education anywhere. The primary objective of Guillot’s LaBranche Wetland Watchers Project is to encourage wetland conservation through Education, Service, and Awareness.