Webinars & Other Courses – Marsh Restoration

Webinars & Other Courses

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Environmental Workshops


An Introduction to Land Conservation Agreements

"Land Conservation Agreements limit a property’s uses in order to protect its conservation values. This enhanced or permanent protection of corporate lands can help conserve the natural, scenic, or rural qualities of the land for today and for future generations, adding to the depth of your Conservation Certification® goals. Join Sylvia Bates of the Land Trust Alliance to explore the basics of conservation agreements. You’ll also hear case studies of successful corporate and land trust partnerships."

*Requires free registration.

Run time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Source: Wildlife Habitat Council

Blue-Green Infrastructure: Building Resiliency in Corporate Habitats

"With a changing climate, it is vital that we think beyond traditional engineering. Blue-Green infrastructure (BGI) emphasizes the importance of combining water management alongside green infrastructure, and seeks to meet the challenges of climate change by “building with nature”. When incorporated into your projects, BGI can make your habitat more resilient to storms of increasing intensity and high-water events. Our speakers are recognized worldwide as experts in blue-green infrastructure and bring decades of expertise and case studies on storm recovery, resiliency and flood-event evaluation."

*Requires free registration.

Run time: 1 hour

Source: Wildlife Habitat Council

Environmental Performance of Wetlands Receiving NPS Nutrient Loads

"The research presented in this webinar is one of the largest and longest running projects of its kind and helps to clarify the potential benefits and limitations of targeted wetland restorations. The research methods are also being used to monitor the impact of in-field practice changes through the Conservation Learning Lab project."

Find more information here.

Run time: 46 minutes

Source: Iowa Learning Farms

Gulf Coast Restoration Post-Katrina

"his presentation provides a selected overview of environmental restoration efforts in coastal Louisiana, both pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina (2005) from the perspective of a Senior Biologist, Environmental Planner/Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), New Orleans District (CEMVN). The Corps goal for its environmental mission is to focus on ecosystem structure and processes and manage the land and resources in a sustainable manner. The presentation includes description of the Corps Environmental Operating Principles, selected restoration laws, and description of the problem with over 100 years of extensive and continuing land loss throughout coastal Louisiana."

Run time: 2 hours

Source: Association of State Wetland Managers

Invasive Species in Wetland Restoration Projects

"Nutria (Myocaster coypus), semi-aquatic, South American rodents, were introduced to Maryland in the early 1940s. Originally brought to the area for their fur, the market never established and animals were released or escaped into the environment. Nutria thrived and destroyed the coastal wetlands, resulting in negative environmental and economic impacts to the Chesapeake Bay region. To save the valuable wetland resources the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project (CBNEP) was established in 2002 through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, many state agencies and non-governmental organizations."

Run time: 2 hour

Source: Association of State Wetland Managers

Using sediment enhancement to build tidal marsh resiliency

"Located in Maryland, USA, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest area of tidal marsh within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and is of regional ecological significance for its wetlands and for the wildlife populations it supports. However, over 5,000 acres of tidal marsh have converted to open water on the refuge since 1938...

In December 2016, 26,000 cubic yards of sediment was pumped in a thin-layer application over approximately 40 acres of tidal marsh on the refuge. The purpose of this project is to raise the elevation of the existing marsh platform."

Run time: 49 minutes

Source: Society of Wetland Scientists

Wetland Restoration in Urban and Highly Disturbed Landscapes

"Urban environments and highly disturbed landscapes create unique challenges and opportunities for wetland restoration. In this webinar, we will hear from three experts in the field of ecological restoration. Our presenters will discuss landscape hydrology changes resulting from urbanization and agricultural practices, current and recent case studies and how good design can enhance social and environmental outcomes."

Run time: 2 hours

Source: Association of State Wetland Managers

Wetland Restoration Techniques

In this webinar hosted by Thomas R. Biebighauser, you will learn about the techniques used in wetland restoration, as well as some examples of their application. This webinar was produced as part of the Wetlands Institute Speaker Series.

Run time: 2 hours

Source: BCWF Wetland Education Program

Why Worry about Wetlands? District Restoration Projects Explained

"Join Kimberli Ponzio, an Environmental Scientist IV in the Bureau of Water Resources, as she discusses the benefits of wetlands and the work of the St. Johns River Water Management District to restore and protect wetlands."

Run time: 35 minutes

Source: SJRWMD

Other Courses

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

"Participants will become familiar with satellite orbits, types, resolutions, sensors and processing levels. In addition to a conceptual understanding of remote sensing, attendees will also be able to articulate its advantages and disadvantages. Participants will also have a basic understanding of NASA satellites, sensors, data, tools, portals and applications to environmental monitoring and management."

Source: NASA Applied Sciences

Science Literacy

"Science Literacy will teach you about the process of science, how to think critically, how to differentiate science from pseudoscience, how indigenous wisdom can inform science, how to understand and design a scientific study, and how to critically evaluate scientific communication in the media."

Source: University of Alberta / Coursera


Volunteers build the marsh.

Environmental Workshops

Pontchartrain Conservancy offers workshops covering a wide variety of environmental topics. Marsh restoration workshops include:

  • Ecosystems of the Pontchartrain Basin: Discovering Diverse Landscapes in Southern Louisiana
  • Green Infrastructure: Solving Urban Problems with Natural Solutions
  • Land Loss and Restoration: Evaluating Challenges and Solutions for Coastal Louisiana
  • Wetlands 101: Uncovering the Hidden Value of Swamps and Marshes
  • Disappearing Wetlands: Assessing the Consequences of Human Development in
    Natural Areas

If you are interested in booking or attending an environmental workshop, complete this form or email us at education@scienceforourcoast.org.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab*

"Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) provides professional development opportunities for teachers and informal educators through single day and multi-day workshops.

Workshops include experiences outside in the field, presentations, and discussions with research faculty, and time to explore relevant lesson plans and activities to take back to the classroom."

Source: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana

Teachers on the Estuary*

"A Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop is a research and field-based training program held at various research reserve sites. TOTE workshops offer a minimum of 15 contact hours, giving teachers the opportunity to:

  • Explore coastal habitats and conduct field investigations;
  • Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators;
  • Integrate local and national monitoring data into the classroom; and
  • Learn hands-on field activities highlighting our various Estuary Education Resources"

Source: Estuary Education, NOAA

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana