WETshop 2015





Dates: July 10 – 15, 2016 Location: LDWF Marine Research Lab, Grand Isle, LA

Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

Number of Participants: 20 teachers

Contact: Angela Capello, (318) 623-4661, acapello@wlf.la.gov

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 stewardship project for students, teachers and/or community in your parish after completion of the summer workshop is encouraged.

• Teacher stipend available for summer workshop and wetland stewardship project during AY.

Workshop Highlights


• 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