LEEC Short Course Spotlight: Environmental and Physical Effects of Altering the Calcasieu River (Lake Charles Region) Tour

LEEC's 2019 Regional Short Course event is just weeks away. Our aim is to bring environmental education professional development to communities all around the state. Classroom teachers, non-formal educators and anyone seeking a better understanding of environmental projects in their communities have a host of choices available at  http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-leec-regional-short-courses for the February 16 event. Today, we're spotlighting: Environmental and Physical Effects of Altering the Calcasieu River.
 
Why is salinity important, and how has human activity changed it? This informative tour offers insight into changes in plant and animals communities in the waters surrounding Lake Charles. Stops include the Big Lake Road pontoon bridge, Calcasieu Point Boat Launch Prien Lake beach, the Port of Lake Charles  and more. Participants will collect water samples to test for salinity and other water quality parameters, gaining a deeper understanding of the water around us.
 
Presenter: Brian Fontenot, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools
Location: Meet at S.J. Welsh Middle School, Lake Charles
Grade Level: General (K-12)
Time: 8:00 a.m.  to 12:00 p.m.
 
Photos: Dipnetting for indicator species and testing water salinity near Lake Charles.