Monday at Vermilionville Living History and Folk Life Park, Lafayette Middle School eighth graders got a unique learning experience. It’s called Veep, Vermilionville Education Enrichment Partnership.
University of Louisiana Lafayette education students create and then teach lesson plans that incorporate Vermilionville. The lessons are also in line with Lafayette Parish School System’s third and eighth grade curricula.
Melanie Harrington, Vermilionville’s education coordinator says, “A lot of times the kids coming here for VEEP day, it’s their only field trip of the school year. And we have a really culturally rich and diverse community and this provides a really cool opportunity for kids to experience that first hand.”
VEEP happens quarterly with various Lafayette Parish schools.