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