Easter “Gator” Egg Hunt

New Canal Lighthouse 8001 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA

Join us as Thinkerella and the New Canal Lighthouse present our very first Alligator Egghunt! We will have an alligator egghunt- some filled with special, surprise items! Thinkerella will have experiments with Louisiana themes and fun, Easter art. Vendor tables for light shopping and food trucks for snacking. And more! Take a picture with our…


Citizen Scientist Training: Microplastics & Algae

New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA 502 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA

Have you ever wanted to be a scientist? Now you can! Join our team of citizen scientists, we're open to all!
After you attend one of our training dates, you can collect and analyze water samples from around the region at our Learning Lab. Where and when you collect water samples is up to you!


Educator Open House

Come visit the New Canal Lighthouse for free food, drinks, and opportunities to sign-up for STEM programming with Pontchartrain Conservancy.  The goal of our Educator Open House is to connect teachers and schools throughout the Basin with our hands-on, inquiry-based programs that include labs on stormwater, green infrastructure, marine debris, coastal land loss and restoration,…

Coastal Conversations: What is a Nurdle? Why are they in the river?

What is a Nurdle?  Why have so many recently washed up on the banks of the Mississippi River?  How can I find out more about this environmental issue?  The Pontchartrain Conservancy is hosting a new series called Coastal Conversations.  The first conversation will be at the New Canal Lighthouse and is focused on the recent Nurdles…

Beach Sweep 2020

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 2020
Beach Sweep is the biggest community cleanup in Southeastern Louisiana. Last year we picked up 58,665 lbs. of trash from our streets, catch basins, and waterways around the basin.

Let's come together to care for the neighborhoods and areas that drain to the Pontchartrain Basin. Together we'll clean curbs, ditches, and storm drains on city streets and rural roadways.