Discover the extensive bounty of our coast with a week-long wetland workshop that introduces educators to the importance of Louisiana’s shores, its battle with wetland loss, and the need for restoration efforts. Open to all science/history teachers, WETSHOP presents management, stewardship, and ecological concepts through hands-on, real science activities that teachers can bring back to their classrooms.
Dates: July 8 – 13, 2012
Location: LDWF Marine Research Lab, Grand Isle, LA
Application Deadline: May 20, 2011
Number of Participants: 20 teachers
Contact: Angela Capello, (318) 748-6999, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fee: $50.00
- A week-long, dynamic teacher workshop that allows teachers to work with educator/scientists to learn about Louisiana coastal wetlands, issues and history. The focus of the summer workshop is to create wetland stewards of teachers in order for them to educate co-workers and students in their home parishes about coastal land loss. Fifty-five professional contact hours will be accrued upon the completion of this wetland institute.
- Implementation of a six hour wetland dissemination workshop in your parish after completion of the summer workshop.
- Teacher stipend available for summer workshop and dissemination workshop during AY.
- Fisheries management; research trawling, seining Barrier islands and their role in coastal health
- Coastal Botany & Ornithology (visit Brown Pelican rookery)
- Water Quality Testing along fresh to salt water gradient
- Visit transitional Coastal Ecosystems
- Tour one of the largest oil ports in U.S.
- Visit coastal restoration site / Oil Spill impact sites
- Invasive Species (role in coastal land loss)
Wonders of Wetlands Teacher Guidebook Numerous Classroom Resources
Networking with Wetland Scientists Up to 55 Professional Contact Hours