|Explore-A-Swamp Workshop Participants|
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
March 23, 2013
I was happy to give each participant a copy of my book "Swamper, Letters from a Louisiana Swamp Rabbit" and my husband, Kelby's book "Bayou-Diversity, Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country. Since literacy across the curriculum is an important part of the Common Core Standards I hope that these books will be of use to educators. Each participant made a pair of Ecology Vocabulary gloves, which is a "hands-on" (pun intended) activity that I developed to give students a visual clue to important science words like biotic, abiotic, habitat, and niche. After making the gloves I told the group that they were now all official "Environmental Educators". It was a great day. If you are interested in attending one of the three other workshops, please check the website: www.louisianaenvironmentaleducation.org
Thanks to LEEA for providing funds for this training.