Release Date: 12/11/2007

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a Project WILD workshop on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2007 at Chicot State Park from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The workshop is designed to introduce K-12 educators to materials, activities and strategies along with hands-on practice to help participants integrate Project WILD into their teaching. 

Teachers are given an overview of the program, information about Louisiana's wildlife, lesson plans for incorporating Project WILD into their curriculum and an opportunity to participate in Project WILD activities from the guides. Correlations of Project WILD lessons to Louisiana's grade level expectations (GLEs) are also provided. 

Those who complete the course are provided a Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide and a Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum.  Each participant will also get a certificate for six hours of professional development for
this workshop.

There are only 30 spaces available so sign up now!  To sign up for the workshop or for more information, please contact Theresa Cross at 337-491-2585 or with your name, contact number, and mailing address.

Chicot State Park is the largest state park in Louisiana.  Situated around a 2,000-acre man-made lake, the park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for visitors such as camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking.  The park is located in the heart of Louisiana, six miles north of Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish on La. Hwy. 3042.  Day-use admission to the park is $1 per person.  For park information please call 1-888-677-6100 or 337-363-2403.

For more information, contact Theresa Cross at 337-491-2585 or