Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox

Port of New Orleans launches digital learning toolbox
The learning toolbox is aimed at educating students in Louisiana about the role the port plays in the state (Image: Port NOLA)

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has launched a digital learning toolbox aimed at educating students in Louisiana, USA, about the role that the local maritime industry and the port play in the state.

Students, parents and educators can explore the port’s four lines in business and learn about careers made possible by port activity. The toolbox provides resources for a variety of age groups and includes a 20-minute video discussing the port’s operations and careers, a 360-degree virtual reality video showing daily operations at the port’s cargo terminals and a colouring book.

The learning toolbox has launched amid the Covid-19 outbreak, which has led the State of Louisiana to impose a stay-at-home mandate that has closed schools for the foreseeable future. Port NOLA believes that the learning toolbox can be useful for educators to share information with students about the port’s global connections.

“During this unprecedented crisis, Port NOLA and our maritime partners are proud to continue to do our part as a vital link in the global supply chain so essential goods continue to reach our communities,” said Brandy Christian, president and CEO of Port NOLA. “This online student resource supports our goal of providing our region’s young people with greater access to information about the working river — during these unusual circumstances and beyond.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
02 April 2020

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