Other Resources on the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary

Literature Connections.

Interested in integrating student level tradebooks into your lessons?  Check out Blue Heron Press, which has a number of great books about life in the Estuary and living on the coast.

Other Suggested Reading:

  • Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast (Vintage Departures), MIKE TIDWELL
  • Holding Back the Sea: The Struggle for America's Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast, CHRISTOPHER HALLOWELL
  • Remember Last Island (self published) NANNETTE TOUPS SCHMIDTT


Golden Meadow and Cocodrie. Interested in using satellite images, habitat (groundcover) maps, and topographic maps to learn about the Louisiana coast?  Check out WETMAAP (Wetland Education Through Maps and Aerial Photography).  BTNEP paid the WETMAAP team to create materials on two well-known locations within the Estuary - Golden Meadow and Cocodrie (location of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium). On the

LA Wetland Education Consortium Listserve.

We are happy to announce the creation of a new listserve to meet the needs of educators interested in the Louisianawetlands. An informal group called the LA Wetland Education Consortium has initiated this tool to help distribute materials and workshop information that are focused on wetlands information and appropriate for the K-12 education forum (both informal and formal education).Anyone is welcome to join this listserve. It is a great opportunity to spread the word and learn about the great educational resources available from Louisianaagencies devoted to teaching about Louisiana's fragile coast, estuaries, and wetlands.

If you would like to join the LA Wetland Education Consortium listserve, you can sign up by sending a message to the following email address, LISTSERV@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU, with only the following line in the body of the email: subscribe lawec-l YourFirstName YourLastName

For example: subscribe lawec-l John Doe

NOTE: Do NOT put anything in the subject line of the email and remove any automatic signatures attached to your email, otherwise the signup process will not work. You will get a return message indicating that you have been subscribed to the listserve along with information on other listserve operations you can perform (such as unsubscribe, etc.).  If you have trouble signing up, email Dr. Pam Blanchard  Signup takes approximately 24 hours.

As a participant, you are welcome to send messages to educators subscribing to the LA Wetland Education Consortium listserve. We ask that participants focus their emails on educational opportunities and materials directly related to wetland education. To send a message, address the email to The message will be distributed to all those who have signed up to the listserve.

Louisiana Sea Grant 

Louisiana Sea Grant and its partner educators have created a variety of lesson plans related to oil spills.  Lessons cover a variety of topics including: Oil Spill Jeopardy, Think It Speak It: Oil Spill Meeting, Oil Spill in a Pan, Sea Turtle Rescue, and What Are You Tasting?  
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