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…

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PC Hosts Open House for Educators

PC’s new Lighthouse Learning Lab Pontchartrain Conservancy hosts open house for educators in the Basin. On a lovely summer evening, educators from around Pontchartrain Basin attended Pontchartrain Conservancy Educator Open House.  Attendees were served a light dinner consisting of pasta, salad, desserts and drinks that were generously donated by Bravo Cucina Italiana, Second Line Brewery,…

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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,…

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Reveal of New Educational Opportunities At Upcoming Educator Open House

Educators teach about the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy for combatting hurricane storm surge. You can learn more about the strategy here. Sand is flying, drills are whirling and excitement fills the air of the New Canal Lighthouse. But what is all the hubbub about? Is the building getting a new facelift? Nope! But the…

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LDWF’s Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Workshop

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be holding an Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Workshop on Wednesday, May 1st, at Pontchartrain Conservancy Lighthouse. The workshop will run from 8:30 to 4:30 and lunch will be provided. This workshop will teach you how to teach others about fishing and fisheries science. We will teach topics such as basic fishing, knot tying, proper fish identification, invasive species, fisheries management and more. There is a $25 registration fee that is returned to you upon your arrival to the workshop. The only reason it would get deposited is if you don’t show up without any prior notification. The fee is simply to reserve your spot. Once certified, you have the ability to volunteer at events where LDWF is requested at or you can borrow our equipment to host your own events. If you’re interested in attending this 8-hour workshop, apply online at: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/ldwf-volunteer-programs. Feel free to contact Alayna McGarry at (504) 286-4050 or amcgarry@wlf.la.gov with any questions.

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