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“Our camps will educate students on the basics of Louisiana’s wetlands and the importance of the coast’s industries using daily field trips and activities,” said Wetlands Discovery Center Program Director Samantha Hicks. “Field trip destinations include: swamp tours; crabbing; USDA Sugarcane Research Station tour; Greenwood Alligator Farm tour and more!”
Camp activities will include lessons in native plant use, land subsidence, water quality, fish anatomy and estuary management to encourage students to preserve our coast. In addition to lessons focused on coastal wetlands, the camps will also educate students on the oil and gas, fishing, and agriculture industries that support the economy of Southern Louisiana.
The Wetlands Discovery Center’s swamp camp is made possible by a grant from ConocoPhillips.
Camp tuition is $135 per week and includes ALL field trip costs. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE! Registration for the camp is on a first come, first served basis with only 25 students being accepted per week. For more information about the camp, call (985) 580-7289.