Other Resources on the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary
Interested in integrating student level tradebooks into your lessons? Check out Blue Heron Press, which has a number of great books about life in the Estuary and living on the coast.
Other Suggested Reading:
- Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast (Vintage Departures), MIKE TIDWELL
- Holding Back the Sea: The Struggle for America's Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast, CHRISTOPHER HALLOWELL
- Remember Last Island (self published) NANNETTE TOUPS SCHMIDTT
Golden Meadow and Cocodrie. Interested in using satellite images,
habitat (groundcover) maps, and topographic maps to learn about the
Louisiana coast? Check out WETMAAP (Wetland Education Through Maps and
Aerial Photography). BTNEP paid the WETMAAP team to create materials on
two well-known locations within the Estuary - Golden Meadow and
Cocodrie (location of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium). On the
LA Wetland Education Consortium Listserve.
We are happy to announce the creation of a new listserve to meet the
needs of educators interested in the Louisianawetlands. An informal
group called the LA Wetland Education Consortium has initiated this tool
to help distribute materials and workshop information that are focused
on wetlands information and appropriate for the K-12 education forum
(both informal and formal education).Anyone is welcome to join this
listserve. It is a great opportunity to spread the word and learn about
the great educational resources available from Louisianaagencies devoted
to teaching about Louisiana's fragile coast, estuaries, and wetlands.
you would like to join the LA Wetland Education Consortium listserve,
you can sign up by sending a message to the following email address, LISTSERV@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU, with only the following line in the body of the email: subscribe lawec-l YourFirstName YourLastName
For example: subscribe lawec-l John Doe
Do NOT put anything in the subject line of the email and remove any
automatic signatures attached to your email, otherwise the signup
process will not work. You will get a return message indicating that you
have been subscribed to the listserve along with information on other
listserve operations you can perform (such as unsubscribe, etc.). If
you have trouble signing up, email Dr. Pam Blanchard atPamB@lsu.edu. Signup takes approximately 24 hours.
a participant, you are welcome to send messages to educators
subscribing to the LA Wetland Education Consortium listserve. We ask
that participants focus their emails on educational opportunities and
materials directly related to wetland education. To send a message,
address the email to LAWEC-L@listserv.lsu.edu. The message will be distributed to all those who have signed up to the listserve.
Louisiana Sea Grant
Louisiana Sea Grant and its partner educators have created a variety of lesson plans related to oil spills. Lessons cover a variety of topics including: Oil Spill Jeopardy, Think It Speak It: Oil Spill Meeting, Oil Spill in a Pan, Sea Turtle Rescue, and What Are You Tasting? http://www.laseagrant.org/education/lessons/