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LDWF to Host WETSHOP 2016 for Teachers at Grand Isle Research Lab

LDWF to Host WETSHOP 2016 for Teachers at Grand Isle Research Lab

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold WETSHOP 2016, a coastal awareness workshop for science, history and social studies teachers, July 10-15 at the LDWF Grand Isle Research Lab.

The focus of this six-day workshop will be to provide teachers with an in-depth look at issues related to wetland ecology and coastal land loss in Louisiana.

Participating teachers will accrue 55 hours of instruction covering a wide variety of topics, including wetland ecology, fisheries management and coastal restoration.

Teachers will also spend a portion of each day in the field learning about maritime forests, barrier island beach ecology, coastal restoration projects, bird life, marsh and swamp habitats and marine organisms. This year, participants will visit one of the largest coastal restoration projects in the world.

Lodging and meals are provided once participants reach the workshop site. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a $250 stipend. An additional stipend is available during the Academic Year (AY) upon completion of a wetland stewardship project.

Teachers interested in WETSHOP 2016 may contact LDWF Biologist Supervisor Angela Capello at 318-623-4661 or