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WETSHOP 2016

Release Date: March 10, 2016

WETSHOP 2016:

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
Download: › WETSHOP_2016_flyer

WETSHOP is:

  • 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:

Experience:

  • 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)

Receive:

  • Wonders of Wetlands Teacher Guidebook
  • Numerous Classroom Resources
  • Networking with Wetland Scientists
  • Up to 55 Professional Contact Hours

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