Louisiana Coastal Fellowship Program

The Louisiana Coastal Fellowship Program

The Louisiana Coastal Fellowship Program, open to 7th – 12th grade teachers from the Greater New Orleans Area*, will inform participants about Louisiana’s coastal and wetland issues and how to develop related science phenomena for the classroom. Participants will also learn how to perform field experiences and build-out phenomena into instructional sequences for students.

The fellowship includes four workshops during the summer of 2019 where teachers will be exposed to Louisiana’s unique coastal and wetlands issues utilizing current data and hands-on scientific techniques. Learning experiences will focus on investigating coastal land loss and restoration, marine debris and microplastics, water quality, and invasive species.

Teachers will use information and data gained in workshops to develop phenomena based on Louisiana Students Standards for Science for their classrooms. Phenomena development and classroom implementation will be supported through a mentoring and evaluation program that includes fellows along with pedagogical and content experts working together to ensure exemplary programming for your classroom. Finalized phenomena and resources will be published on the Louisiana Science Phenomena Website. The resources on the website will serve as a foundation for instructional sequences in coastal and wetland issues for all of Louisiana’s educators.

* The Greater New Orleans Area includes Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington parishes.

 

Workshop Details

1st Workshop, Baton Rouge – June 3rd – 4th

2nd Workshop, Grand Isle – June 18th – 19th

3rd Workshop, Cocodrie – July 1st - 2nd

4th Workshop, New Orleans – July 18th – 19th

 

Facilitators

Claire Anderson, Ripple Effect

Steve Babcock, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority/LSU Lab School

Murt Conover, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium 

Brian Gautreau, LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy/Louisiana Environmental Education Commission/Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Lydia Hill, Louisiana Department of Education

Dinah Maygarden, University of New Orleans Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences Coastal Education Program

Venise Ortego & Thomas Gresham, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Louisiana Environmental Education Commission

 

 

Accepted registrants will provide a $25 check to reserve their positions in the fellowship program. The check will be returned upon completion of the first workshop.

 

Selected Fellows Recieve:

1. Stipend totaling $1500 and distributed according to the following schedule:

a. $250 upon completion of workshops

b. $1250 upon completion of all deliverables

2. Water quality testing equipment valued at approximately $300

3. Lodging and Meals at workshops

4. 64 hours of professional development/CLUs

 

To Apply:

1. Download the LCF Teacher Agreement Form at the bottom of this page and sign.

2. Complete the registration form at https://forms.gle/a6n1DVzox98HLnoP7. The registration form will request you to upload your signed LCF Teacher Agreement Form.

 

The deadline to apply to this program is May 16 at midnight.

 

Questions may be directed to Brian Gautreau at bgautreau@lsu.edu

 

This program was made possible through the generous support of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.