GIVE A WHOOP! Teacher Workshop

Release Date: 07/03/2012


GIVE A WHOOP! Teacher Workshop
Join us for a day of fun and learning at LDWF’s beautiful White Lake facility south of Gueydan! 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 engage participants in field work related to habitat identification using GPS units.

  • 8 engaging, GLE aligned lessons
  • $75 stipend
  • GPS unit for your classroom
  • breakfast and lunch
  • boat tour to the crane pens
  • Up to 7.5 CLUs


  • Sue Ellen Lyons, APES & Integrated Science H Instructor, Holy Cross School
  • Amy LeGaux, Audubon Nature Institute
  • Chris Wells, Geographer, National Wetlands Research Center, USGS

LDWF Staff:

  • Sara Zimorski, LDWF Whooping Crane Biologist
  • Carrie Salyers, LDWF Endangered Species Education & Outreach


  • Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 8 AM until 4 PM
  • We will meet south of Gueydan at the White Lake boat launch
  • Fill out the attached registration form and mail it, along with your $25 check to be reimbursed, to:

                    Venise Ortego
                    P.O. Box 98000
                    Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000

Questions? Contact:

Thank you, Chevron, for sponsoring this workshop!