Purchase Louisiana’s “ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PLATE” to Educate Louisiana’s Citizens about our Environment.
Your purchase helps to fund Environmental Education grants for educators and students, the annual Environmental Education Symposium, and other programs designed to further environmental knowledge & stewardship in Louisiana.
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Order by phone: Call the Office of Motor Vehicles at 1-877-DMV-LINE (1-877-368-5463).
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*$25 goes directly to Environmental Education.
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[An Excel spreadsheet of these resources is available to download below.]
1. Educational Resources
A. For Teachers / Educators
Audubon Nature Institute: www.auduboninstitute.org/educators As an educator, you have a vital role to play in developing your students' interest in, knowledge about, and attitudes toward the natural world. Audubon is pleased to support this important work with the tips, strategies, projects, activities, games, and resources you'll find here. Check back often for updates and new ideas.
CalSky Celestial Observer: http://www.calsky.com/cs.cgi Middle &high school educators will find data about the sky & the objects in it at the CalSky website. Visitors create a user profile according to their level of astronomy knowledge, then click on a tab at the top of the page to access data about the celestial object of their choice, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, meteors, deep sky, or satellites.
Canopy in the Clouds: http://www.canopyintheclouds.com/ Examine a tropical montane cloud forest via this immersive video experience. Access video clips and facts describing each different forest environment. The site includes background information for teachers and standards-aligned lessons for students in grades 6–8 on such topics as water, weather, soils, ecology, and the science processes.
Center for Environmental Education: http://www.ceeonline.org CEE works with K-12 schools to address climate change issues & to cultivate healthy lifestyles. Children learn best through experience. If their schools are green, children will learn to live that way.
Center for Global Environmental Education: http://www.hamline.edu/education/environmental/cgee/index.html CGCC fosters environmental literacy and stewardship in citizens of all ages. CGCC accomplishes its purpose through four cornerstones - Graduate Education & Professional Development, Community Outreach, K-12 & Youth Resources, & Educational Multimedia Production.
Children & Nature Network (C&NN): http://www.childrenandnature.org/ The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage & support the people & organizations working nationally & internationally to reconnect children with nature. The network provides a critical link between researchers & individuals, educators & organizations dedicated to children's health & well-being.
Classroom Earth: http://www.classroomearth.org An online resource designed to help high school teachers include environmental content into their daily lesson plans.
Endangered Species Podcasts - USFWS: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/about/multimedia.html Hear podcasts about featured species, such as the whooping crane, Gila trout, piping plover, desert tortoise, Florida panther, & Jesup’s milk-vetch. Most appropriate for use with middle and high school students, each 5- to 10-minute episode describes the species & reports on its status, updating listeners on the progress of any programs working to aid it protection. Teachers can download written transcripts.
Enviro-Tacklebox - LPB: http://www.lpb.org/education/classroom/itv/envirotacklebox A video series, designed for middle school students that focuses on environmental education topics. The goals of the series are to stimulate student interest in environmental issues & develop critical thinking skills to support decision making.
Environmental Health Science Education: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/science-education EHSE provides educators, students & scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources & classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment & human health.
Environmental News Network (ENN): http://www.enn.com ENN has become a collection of resources, teachers, experts and tools that provide objective information and knowledge about the increasingly complex field of environmental science.
Energy Explained - U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/ Energy fuels life, economies, & the entire solar system, yet few students understand the importance of energy &its role in our lives. Energy Explained clearly conveys the facts & latest data about energy. The site is full of graphs, data, & scientific information that can add depth to high school curricula in Science, Math, or Social Studies. The site explains where gasoline comes from, what determines the price of electricity, how much renewable energy the United States uses, & hundreds of other energy topics.
Energy Lesson Plans, K-12: http://www.gm.com/community-education At General Motors education web page, teachers can access lesson plans, games, & information in 3 grade bands: K–4, 5–8, and 9–12. Students in grades 5–8 can build a model car from paper or explore electricity through The Power of the Plug lessons.
Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/ Welcome to estuaries.noaa.gov where we aim to advance estuarine and coastal literacy. Explore these living classrooms and laboratories - our estuaries -, discover their importance and beauty, and learn what you can do to protect them.
Free Tech 4 Teachers Blog: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ Google-certified teacher and technology buff Richard Byrne writes this blog for K–12 technology resources. In addition to posts about new and exciting tech finds, the site contains lesson plans, teacher downloads, video creation resources, e-books, educational apps, Favorite resource Lists, and tips for setting up blogs and websites.
Globe Program: http://www.globe.gov The Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary & secondary school-based science &education program. GLOBE's vision promotes & supports students, teachers & scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment & the Earth system.
Green Education Foundation: http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/ GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions.
Green Revolution Videos - National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/greenrevolution/ The educational videos, each about five minutes long, feature scientists &engineers who are working to develop &improve the use of clean energy sources, new fuels, & other energy-related technologies. Each segment explores the research carried out by men & women at the forefront of discovery &innovation related to clean energy, as well as some of the basic science behind their work.
Growing Up WILD: http://www.projectwild.org/GrowingUpWILD.htm An early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature & invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities & experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world &lifelong social & academic skills.
Hazardous Waste, Understanding of - EPA: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/students/clas_act/haz-ed/hazindex.htm Materials can be used as part of larger curriculum, as special stand-alone activities, or on an occasional basis to teach students about hazardous waste issues. Hazed is a compilation of interdisciplinary activities that focus on the often complicated & sometimes controversial scientific, technical, & policy issues related to hazardous waste sites & Superfund. It is designed to help students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, &decision making. It also increases environmental awareness & encourages an environmental ethic in students.
Journey North: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/ Engages students in a global study of wildlife migration & seasonal change. K-12 students share field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through migration patterns; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; & other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations & fit them into a global context.
Lessons on the Lake - Lake Pontchartrain Foundation: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-805/lessons/ An Educator's Guide to the Pontchartrain Basin is to educate students, grades 5-12, about the environmental importance of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. It facilitates instruction for teachers, allows easy access to information on environmental issues surrounding the watershed, & captures the interests of students.
Louisiana Marine Education Resources (LaMER) - LA Sea Grant: http://www.lamer.lsu.edu/ Provides a variety of formal & informal education materials on this Web site. Find accurate information about marine & aquatic ecosystems, as well as other topics, to help stimulate awareness of our close relationship to the environment.
Louisiana Resource Center for Educators: http://www.lrce.org/ The LRCE is dedicated to supporting innovation in education for students, teachers, administrators, higher education & families. LRCE houses a resource library of 55,000+ items which can be searched online. We are a shared resource center for educators in the public, private, parochial, charter, & home school sectors. Additionally, we provide workshops & training for Louisiana's educators, an alternative certification program, & more.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Educational Programs: http://www.lumcon.edu/education/default.asp LUMCON educational mission is concentrated within the Marine Education Program. It includes activities at the University, K-12 and Teacher, and Public Education levels to provide many audiences with field experiences & information about marine environments.
National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/ Offers K–12 science lessons and web resources for teachers, students, and families. Choose from subject areas ranging from the Arctic to physics, and then use the materials to create lesson plans or At-home activities.
Ocean for Life: One Ocean - National Marine Sanctuaries: http://www.sanctuaries.nos.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html Increases cultural understanding through ocean science by providing high quality, immersive ocean field studies & follow-on education programs to encourage students to discover common ground in marine science, conservation and how the ocean connects us all.
Project Learning Tree: http://www.plt.org/ PLT is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Project Wet: http://www.projectwet.org/ The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators & communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
Project WILD: http://www.projectwild.org/ One of the most widely-used conservation & environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. Emphasizing wildlife because of its intrinsic value, Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet.
Rand McNally Resources: http://education.randmcnally.com/education/resources/tips.jsp?page=science K–12 teachers can access tips &activities to enhance their science, geography, social studies, reading, & math lessons. Students in grades 6–12 can conduct activities like Ocean Currents or Latitude: Climate and Seasons. Online maps and geography briefs with background information are also available.
Schoolyard Habitats - National Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org/schoolyard Garden for wildlife - assists schools in developing outdoor classrooms, where educators &students learn how to attract & support local wildlife. These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn about wildlife species and ecosystems, but also outdoor classrooms where they hone their academic skills & nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.
Super Fund for Students & Teachers - EPA: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/students/index.htm Designed to educate students & teachers about Superfund & hazardous waste. Included are classroom activities, frequently asked questions, information on environmental education and grants, and more!
Temperate Forest Foundation’s Teacher Resources: http://www.forestinfo.org/Teachers Committed to educating the public about sustainable forest resources & their effect on people & quality of life. We feel that the most effective way to do that is to educate the teachers who will be teaching future generations of citizens, voters, and policy makers to make informed decisions about sustainable forestry issues.
Toxicology Testing Activity (PDF link): http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/assets/docs_p_z/blackworms-alcohol.pdf This classroom experiment from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science presents a model for toxicity testing in organisms. Targeted for students in grades 6–12, the experiment introduces basic concepts of toxicology through observing the effects of a toxicant (ethanol) on the behavior of California blackworms. Background information, laboratory instructions, discussion questions, and experiment variations are included.
Tree Identification - University of Maryland & Smithsonian Institution: http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/computer-science-and-biology-come-together-make-tree-identification-snap The world’s first plant identification mobile app using visual search—Leafsnap. This electronic field guide allows users to identify tree species simply by taking a photograph of the tree’s leaves. In addition to the species name, Leafsnap provides high-resolution photographs and information about the tree’s flowers, fruit, seeds and bark—giving the user a comprehensive understanding of the species.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: http://www.fws.gov/educators/educators.html For formal and non-formal educators, it includes links to Boy Scout and Girl Scout recognition certificates, curriculum resources and activities, community service projects, professional development opportunities, & background information.
Wetlands: Teaching Marsh - Center for Coastal Resources Management: http://www.ccrm.vims.edu/wetlands/teaching_marsh/index.html The Teaching Marsh Website is part of the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, Virginia.
CalSky Celestial Observer: http://www.calsky.com/cs.cgi Middle &high school educators will find data about the sky & the objects in it at the CalSky website. Visitors create a user profile according to their level of astronomy knowledge, and then click on a tab at the top of the page to access data about the celestial object of their choice, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, meteors, deep sky, or satellites.
Estuary Live: http://www.earthlive.org/tv/index_tv.htm Video clips educating students on topics related to estuaries - native & invasive species, habitat, pollutants, water quality, formation of, much, much more.
Food Safety Website: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education U.S. Department of Agriculture site features food safety information for K–college students & teachers. It includes booklets, puzzles and word searches, activity downloads, curriculum materials, articles, & other resources to introduce safe food practices.
Journey North: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/ Engages students in a global study of wildlife migration & seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— & other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; & other natural events.
Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to science, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.
NASA Station Spacewalk Game: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/station_spacewalk_game.html Players in grades 5–8 are virtual astronauts on the International Space Station. Students earn “badges” for completing missions & exploring the station. They can learn how the station is assembled, take a spacewalk to bring station communications back online, or help tiny satellites on the station called Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) fly in formation so they can someday be used remotely to help astronauts handle tasks. The game incorporates graphics from real NASA missions and 3-D models.
NOAA's Sea Turtles & the Quest to Nest Game: http://www.games.noaa.gov/seaturtle/welcome.html Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The game's mission is to help students understand how they can help protect turtles and their habitat.
Spigot Science Magazine on Sound: http://www.spigotsciencemag.com/ Aimed at students in grades 4–9, this online magazine develops connections between science & reading through theme-based issues. Membership is free and provides access to all issues.
USDA's Discover the Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/conservationeducation Aims to inspire tweens (aged 8-12) & their parents to re-connect with nature, experiencing it first-hand. Brings to life the joy & excitement kids have when they discover the wonders of nature, helping create interest in their environment & a lifelong relationship with it.
Water Life Game - NOAA: http://www.games.noaa.gov/oscar/ A virtual game for students in grades 5–8 takes place in an unhealthy ecosystem in an estuary on the west coast of the United States. Students learn about food webs, the factors for producing healthy estuaries, & the reasons estuaries are essential to ocean life & humans. Information also presented about marine science careers & National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s role in protecting estuaries, & ideas for getting involved in estuary protection.
Which Microbe Are You? http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/kidskorner/microbe_quiz.htm A series of quizzes introduces K–12 students to the microorganisms living in the sea. Students click on one of two grade-level quizzes (grades K–5 or grades six and higher) & answer question pairs to determine their microbe personality. Teachers can access the dichotomous key and relationship trees used in creating the microbe personality quiz.
Climate Change - EPA: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html Sea level rise reports and many other resources can be located here. This site provides an exhaustive list of publications on climate change sea level rise, particularly its effects on the United States.
Coast 2050: http://www.coast2050.gov A final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) &the final Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA), Louisiana - Ecosystem Restoration Study, which identifies the most critical natural & human ecological needs of coastal Louisiana and develops & recommends a near-term program of cost-effective projects to address these needs, are now available.
Earth Day Network: http://www.earthday.org/ Mission is to broaden, diversify & activate the environmental movement worldwide, driving action year-round through a combination of education, public policy, & consumer campaigns.
Eco-Friendlier Aerosol: http://www.aerosolproducts.org/capco-press-releases/23-capco-enhances-website.html The Consumer Aerosol Products Council has updated its collection of resources to help teachers of grades 4–9 dispel misconceptions about aerosol product use, such as the idea that aerosol cans cannot be recycled. The Aerosol Adventure Kit contains 10 lesson plans and five labs about the topic. A 10-minute video, Another Awesome Aerosol Adventure, produced by the Beakman’s World television series, describes how aerosol technology works. The site links to EcoAerosols.com, an interactive website that answers questions about aerosols and the environment.
Eco IQ (Aligning Economics & Ecology): http://www.ecoiq.com An online journal dedicated to the creation of a future that works.
Environmental Concern: http://www.wetland.org Dedicated to working with all aspects of wetlands; the most productive and fascinating ecosystems in the world. Now in our 39th year of providing wetland services in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed & beyond, we continue to broaden our partnership efforts.
Marsh Creation Video - CWPPRA: http://lacoast.gov/ocmc/MailContent.aspx?ID=1378 The video highlights the East Marsh Island Marsh Creation project while sharing basic information about using sediment in re-establishing & re-creating healthy wetland ecosystems. Through the use of sediments & hydrology, new marsh is being created where standing water once was. CWPPRA project managers &scientists explain & demonstrate the process of the rebirth of this once lost marsh.
Marsh Mission: http://www.marshmission.com/ An artistic educational journey into the vanishing wetlands of Louisiana. It will chronicle the activities of naturalist-photographer C.C. Lockwood & landscape artist Rhea Gary as they explore the coastal marshland to bring attention to an under recognized crisis affecting not only Louisiana but all of the United States.
National Hurricane Center - NOAA: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov For the latest on tropical disturbances, hurricane history,huricane preparedness, etc.
National Marine Sanctuaries: http://www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov Here you'll discover the marine life & extradinary habitats that make up your nation's marine sanctuaries & our continuing efforts to conserve these ocean & coastal treasures.
U.S. Geological Survey: http://education.usgs.gov/ Provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, &issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, & more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), & university-level inquiry and research.
LaCoast - Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, & Restoration Act (CWPPRA): http://www.lacoast.gov Contains information and links relating to restoration projects in coastal Louisiana. The site is funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) and is hosted by the USGS National Wetlands Research Center.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Atchafalaya Basin Program: http://www.dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=494&pnid=0&nid=273 Created to conserve, restore, and enhance the natural habitat of the basin. The Atchafalaya Basin is the nation’s largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of our nation’s most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and back-water lakes.
Louisiana Sea Grant: http://www.laseagrant.org Louisiana Sea Grant College Program works to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach programs critical to the cultural, economic and environmental health of Louisiana’s coastal zone.
Council on Environmental Quality: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq Coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970.
National Wetlands Research Center (NWRL): http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov Source and clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States and the world for fellow agencies, private entities, academia, and the public at large.
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program: http://www.btnep.org/BTNEP/home.aspx The program's charter is to develop a coalition of government, private, and commercial interests for the preservation of the Barataria & Terrebonne basins by: identifying problems, assessing trends, designing pollution control, developing resource management strategies, recommending corrective actions, & seeking implementation commitments. A variety of quality educational materials are located on this site.
American Rivers: http://www.americanrivers.org/ Is the leading conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores the nation's rivers and the clean water that sustains people, wildlife, and nature.
Bird Education Network: http://www.birdeducation.org Provides educators working in the field of bird conservation with a variety of new tools and strategies they can employ to be more effective.
Gulf of Mexico Alliance: http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org Partnership of the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, with the goal of significantly increasing regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf Restoration Network (GRN): http://www.healthygulf.org/ Network of environmental, social justice, and citizen’s groups and individuals committed to restoring the Gulf of Mexico to an ecologically and biologically sustainable condition.
Keep America Beautiful: http://www.kab.org Combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America’s communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable.
National Environmental Education Advancement Project (NEEAP): http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/neeap Supports the development and expansion of quality environmental education programs through a variety of state and local capacity building efforts. Many NEEAP efforts encourage the development and implementation of Comprehensive Environmental Education Programs at the state and local levels.
Temperate Forest Foundation: http://www.forestinfo.org The mission of the Temperate Forest Foundation is to empower the public with a better understanding of the issues and options surrounding the conservation and development of natural resources.
Why Litter Stinks, a video by Keep Louisiana Beautiful
The Environmental Education Commission is a primary resource for all educators and citizens in furthering their environmental knowledge and awareness.
To create a comprehensive and balanced environmental education initiative that will result in environmentally literate citizens who will effectively and constructively solve existing environmental problems, prevent new ones, and maintain a sustainable environment for future generations.
Registration is now open for the 2015 Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium to be held February 27-28, 2015 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Find more information on the symposium page.
2014 Grants Announcement
We are pleased to announce the awardees for our 2014 Grants Program!
Please see the list of awardees here.
Professional Development Opportunities Available
“Give a Whoop!” LAFAYETTE Workshop Registration is Open
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is pleased to offer our “Give a Whoop!” educator workshop Saturday November 15, 2014 at the Lafayette Public Library, South Regional Branch, 6101 Johnson St. Learn about the whooping crane reintroduction program and the crane’s amazing journey back from the brink of extinction! Geared toward teachers of middle and high school students and informal educators, these workshops will explain the complexities and challenges of the reintroduction program, demonstrate the new classroom lesson activities , and discover the wonder of these magnificent creatures.
This workshop is open to formal and informal Louisiana educators. Attendees will receive breakfast and lunch, a binder with related GLE-aligned lessons, continuing education credits, a replica whooping crane egg and a life-size whooping crane poster.
To create a comprehensive and balanced environmental education initiative that will result in environmentally literate citizens who will effectively and constructively solve existing environmental problems, prevent new ones, and maintain a sustainable environment for future generations.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group on the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA).
The cost of the 2010-2011 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and the application form is available on the LDWF Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/pdfs/whitelake/2010-2011-Group-Hunt-Application.pdfstarting Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. A completed application form and $2,500 deposit must be submitted to LDWF by the close of business on Aug. 31, 2010.
Interested groups must select one, two-day group hunt per application. When selecting dates from the dates offered it is understood that arrival will be the afternoon before. The two consecutive days of hunting do not include the arrival day, which will be the day before from 3-5 p.m.
LDWF will then select one application by random lottery drawing for each hunt offered. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must submit a separate application for each two-day group hunt they wish to reserve.
Applications must be accompanied by a bank draft, money order or other liquid instrument made payable to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the amount of $2,500. If the application is selected, the deposit is non-refundable, and the applicants will be notified by mail and required to submit the final payment of $27,500 no later than 14 days prior to arrival.
The fee covers up to 12 hunters and includes the following: transportation to and from the airport (Jennings and Lake Charles), all food and beverages, two-night stay at the White Lake Lodge, professional hunting and fishing guides, hunting and fishing licenses, steel shot shotgun shells for waterfowl hunts and lead shot for skeet range, the use of shotguns and fishing gear, bird and fish cleaning and packaging.
On arrival day, hunters will watch a safety film and then be issued hunting and fishing licenses. If time allows they will shoot skeet in the late afternoon hours. Day two starts with a morning waterfowl hunt from 6-9:30 a.m. After the hunt, the group can fish or shoot clay targets on the skeet range or sporting clays course. On day three a morning waterfowl hunt is scheduled from 6-9:30 a.m. and checkout is no later than noon after lunch.
Applications must be mailed to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Attention: White Lake Group Hunt, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (Physical Address: 2000 Quail Drive, Room 458, Baton Rouge, LA 70808). Contact Wayne Sweeney, hunt coordinator, for more information at 337-479-1894.
For more information, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-479-1894. The attached link will be activated 8 a.m. 8/12/2010.