Special eNews: Quantifying Debris Workshop, June 27-29

Quantifying Debris – A Marine Debris Workshop
June 27-29, 2013
Open to educators in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas 

Discover a part of Louisiana that few have seen. Join us on the coast at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge for this fantastic marine debris workshop where we will explore remote beaches accessible only by boat, pick up some great lesson activities, crab, and mainly talk trash!

Quantifying Debris, a 2-day workshop for classroom teachers and informal educators, focuses on the dynamics of marine debris. Discover the local flora and fauna with area biologists, conduct beach profiling, participate in a modified beach sweep, receive GPS training and up to 20 professional development hours, and return home with a multitude of lessons and activities for your classrooms. Meals and lodging are provided. Participants will also receive a Garmin eTrex 20 for classroom use. Travel per diem is available.

And what else?!  Funding is also available for approximately nine teachers in attendance to return during the school year with their students (grades 6-12) for a modified version of this workshop.

We’ve had a couple of late cancellations, so now it’s now possible for us to accept a few more applications. Send in yours ASAP if you would like to join in the fun and 2 days of learning on the beach!

For more information, see attached flyer and application or contact Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator, at 337-948-0255 or vortego@wlf.la.gov.