This year the Louisiana Children’s Museum is making a move to City Park from the Warehouse District, where it has spent the last 30 years. This move has been in the works for a long time and you can see rendered drawings here in an article published last year that describes the new museum in detail.
The new location will overlook a lagoon in City Park where you will be able to see three of Martin Ecosystems’ BioHaven® Floating Islands that were recently installed with help from the staff of the Children’s Museum, Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) and volunteers! We’re honored and excited to be a part of this project to bring learning to life for children.
The ability to take the children outside and to let them see through the windows the nature we’re teaching them is an extraordinary opportunity for the museum.
Our BioHaven® Floating Islands were installed for this project to provide a habitat for wildlife and water fowl living in and around the waterbody. Floating Islands are floating platforms constructed from recycled PET plastic matrix. Vegetation is grown hydroponically to create a picturesque waterscape for lakes and ponds above the water, while the roots are working hard below to remove unwanted pollutants below the water.Thanks to the work these islands are doing, soon you and your children will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterscape and admire the turtles, fish and birds that make their home near the museum.
RES is the largest and most experienced ecological offset provider in the United States. They’re committed to being stewards for sustainable development and bettering the places we live and work. They created a video that provides more insight into this project at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. It features our Floating Islands and a few words from our own Jason Martin! You can find the video here.