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Dates: July 7 – 12, 2013
Location: LDWF Marine Research Lab, Grand Isle, LA
Application Deadline: May 20, 2013
Number of Participants: 20 teachers
Contact: Angela Capello, (318) 748-6914, 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 dissemination workshop in your parish after completion of the summer workshop.
  • Teacher stipend available for summer workshop and dissemination workshop 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