LEEC Short Course Spotlight: Teach Wild: A Lesson on Marine Debris (New Orleans Region) Combination Workshop and Tour

LEEC's 2019 Regional Short Course event is fast approaching. With it, we're looking to bring environmental education professional development to communities all around the state. Classroom teachers and non-formal educators 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  Teach Wild: A Lesson on Marine Debris.

Hosted by Monica Pasos of the Audubon Nature Institute, this day-long workshop at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 11000 Lake Forest Blvd will highlight land-based marine debris education programs offered through Audubon Nature Institute's school field trips as well as resources teachers can use back in the classroom.

This workshop will educate regional educators and help them educate their students on plastic use in our society, the effects of marine debris along the Gulf Coast, and how to act both individually and as a community to prevent the creation of marine debris.

Activities will introduce the topic of marine debris and its impacts on ocean wildlife and local communities. An active learning experience will involve use of a micro-plastic filter apparatus and demonstrations to show the effects of micro-plastic ingestion by sea birds. Community based action can help empower our local communities.

Presenters: Monica Pasos, Audubon Nature Institute
Location: Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 11000 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
Grade Level: General (K-12)
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Time subject to change)