NOGS Presents Check To New Orleans Children’s Museum Early Learning Center

NOGS had a monumental event at the July luncheon.  The Society presented checks totaling $5,000 as part of a ten year commitment of $50,000 to the Louisiana Childrens Museum (‘LCM) for their Early Learning Village.  On hand to accept the checks were special guests from the LCM including Julia Bland, LCM CEO, Lauren Doussan, the Campaign Manager for the Early Learning Village project, and Allison Stouse, Project Director of the LCM Early Learning Village.   This exciting new children’s museum will be located in City Park and is slated to begin construction early next year and completed in late 2017.  It will serve as an ideal setting and opportunity for NOGS to reach children and adults to promote learning in geology, oil exploration and science.   LCM currently has raised $31 million of the $38 million dollar project including a million dollar donation from the Patrick Taylor Foundation.   


Kelli Hardesty, Past-President, New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS); David Reiter, President, New Orleans Geological Society; Lauren Doussan, Campaign Manager, Louisiana Children's Museum(LCM) Early Learning Village; Allison Stouse, Project Director, LCM Early Learning Village and Julia Bland, CEO, LCM

NOGS members who were instrumental in our support of the LCM include Ed Picou and Tom Bergeon. Also pictured are LCM's Lauren Doussan, Allison Stouse, and Julia Bland, the LCM's CEO.