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WETshop 2014

WETshop 2014
WETshop 2014
WETshop 2014

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 6 – 11, 2014
Location:  LDWF Marine Research Lab, Grand Isle, LA
Application Deadline:  May 20, 2014
Number of Participants:  20 teachers
Contact:  Angela Capello, (318) 748-6914, acapello@wlf.la.gov
Registration fee:  $50.00
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
 

Workshop Scholarships

Liz Barthel Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Christine L. Thomas, founder of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, announces a scholarship endowment: the Liz Barthel Memorial Scholarship. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Inc. has set an endowment fund to start things off. Interest from the endowment fund will provide a scholarship to each Louisiana BOW workshop. The BOW Coordinators raffle items each year at the coordinaotrs conference to raise additional funds so women in other states can benefit. I Contributions can be sent to BOW Inc, Barthel Fund, P.O. Box 1026, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Low-income women who have children under age 18 will be eligible to receive the Liz Barthel Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship pays $125 of the $170 registration fee. The scholarship recipeint will be responsbile for a $45 fee. We hope Liz will live through other outdoor women in this way.
To apply for the Liz Barthel Memorial Scholarship:

  •  You may nominate an individual by submitting the following information or
  • You may submit the information about yourself

Please send a completed one page essay by with the following information. (Please include your name, phone number, address, amount of yearly income and ages of children.) Essays are being taken now.

  • Why I would like to attend a B.O.W. workshop.
  • What benefits I hope to achieve from the workshop.
  • I plan to pursue and develop my outdoor experiences through . . . .

Send completed essay to:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Liz Barthel Memorial Scholarship
ATTN: Bill Breed
368 CenturyTel Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

Grand Isle Marine Lab

Contact
Phone: 
985-787-2163
Address: 

195 Ludwig Annex
P.O. Box 37
Grand Isle, LA 70358

Grand Isle Marine Lab
Grand Isle Marine Lab

Lab Director: Myron Fischer

Located in the center of Grand Isle, this state of the art facility will serve as a research hub for LDWF biologists, as well as university research and cooperative efforts with other states.

The lab complex consists of a 12,000 square foot laboratory containing a wet lab, library, conference room, offices and many other work areas.  An adjacent dormitory building has 13 bedrooms, two bunk rooms, bath facilities, a kitchen, dining and entertainment area, large conference room and a laboratory for visiting researchers.  A covered boathouse has slips to accommodate 14 vessels and the underside of the lab building serves as a hatchery area for both shellfish and finfish.  Also on site is a large maintenance area. 

Since its opening, the lab staff has conducted individual and group tours of the facility, hosted local and national media representatives, and provided accommodations for university researchers from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, LSU, Tulane, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Florida and UNO.  Other individuals engaged in short-duration fieldwork are also accommodated on a regular basis.  

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Oil Spill Response

Oil Spill Response
Oil Spill Response
Oil Spill Response
Oil Spill Response

Request for Trip Ticket Data
Instructions: Please find request form for the release of trip ticket data below. Please verify you are using the correct form. If you are requesting data for your Commercial Fisherman's license number, use the Individual Fisherman's Request Form. If you are requesting data for a business, use the Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer Form. See instruction sheet below for further details on completing this process.
Data Request Instructions
Individual Fisherman's Request Form
Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer Form
Please do not submit the form in person to our office. Notarized forms can be submitted by mail or fax.
Mailing Address: Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
Trip Ticket Office, Room 38
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Fax: (225) 765-2624
Someone will contact you once your request is processed and complete.
If you have any questions, please call the Trip Ticket Office at (225) 765-2399.

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