Upcoming Teacher Workshop: December 1-2, 2018

Atchafalaya Teacher Workshop Announcement. Program dates: December 1-2.

Louisiana Sea Grant is co-hosting a teacher workshop highlighting the unique ecology, engineering and hydrology that exists in the Atchafalaya Basin. Together, we will explore the Atchafalaya from the top to the bottom, learning about its unique natural habitat and pilot lessons that can be used to highlight the importance of this region.

This program is provided at no cost to the participant. All accommodations, meals, activities and transportation for this two-day retreat are provided. Space is limited, registration is required.

Some benefits from participation in this program include:

  • Classroom lessons and materials

  • Workshop interaction with local experts

  • Opportunities to expand your personal photography portfolio

  • Networking with other teachers and informal educators

  • Event t-shirt

The workshop is limited to 20 teachers. A $20 deposit is required to secure your spot.

To register, please click here. Registration doesn’t automatically result in placement in the workshop, the program coordinator will follow-up with an email indicating your confirmation. First preference will go to science teachers in Louisiana schools.

SATURDAY

10:00 am - Group 1 meets at LSU. Personal vehicles will be left overnight on campus

10:30 am -     Group 1 drives to Atchafalaya Welcome Center

11:00 am -     Group 2 meets at Atchafalaya Welcome Center.

11:30 am -     Lunch at Atchafalaya Welcome Center

12:30 pm -     Drive to Henderson, LA

1:00 pm -       Afternoon canoe trip in Atchafalaya Swamp

3:30 pm -       Education Lesson Demonstration

4:30 pm -       Drive to Hotel

6:00 pm -       Dinner

7:30 pm -       Coastal Restoration Activity

SUNDAY

7:00 am -       Breakfast 

8:00 am -       Drive to boat launch

9:00 am -       Boat Trip to Wax Lake Delta 

9:30 am -       Explore Wax Lake Delta (from land and water)

12:00 pm -     Return to boat launch        

12:30 pm -    Lunch

1:00 pm -       Final Discussion

2:00 pm -       Return to Vehicles