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BTNEP has developed many resource materials including videos, posters and CDs available free of charge. The Educator's Guide to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary is now available online. Please check back frequently for workshop details, photo gallery and video clip library, coming soon!  Highlighted and underlined items are available for immediate download right from this page.

If your school district is interested in scheduling free educator workshops please contact Alma Robichaux by email: alma@btnep.org.

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  • Wings over the Wetlands

    Wings Over The WetlandsThis video examines the importance of South Louisiana's wetland habitats to the many birds that either call this region home or who depend on it as they pass through during migration.

    Wings Over the Wetlands Video Activity Sheet
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  • Rescuing the Treasure

    Rescuing the TreasureA sequel to Haunted Waters, Fragile Lands, describing the importance of estuaries and restoration techniques.

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    Rescuing the Treasures Video Activity Sheet


  • Bayou Lafourche, The Longest Street in the World

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    A fascinating documentary that captures the history, culture, lifestyle, environmental troubles and emerging ecological solutions of the 100-mile ribbon of bayou that weaves through the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary. Through the lens of a camera and the voices of many passionate stakeholders, videographer Jim Fields tenderly examines the rich bayou, its historical ...

  • Harvest to Restore America's Coastal Heartland

    Harvest to RestoreIt took 7500 years for the Mississippi River to create the wetlands of Southeast Louisiana. It took about 75 years for man to almost completely destroy them. Scientists estimate that there's only a decade, at most two, before it's too late to save them. America's coast heartland, so critical to the nation's energy, trade, and food supply, is washing away. ...

  • Down the Bayou

    Down the BayouDuring Louisiana’s 2008 brown shrimp season, a two person documentary crew traveled the waters of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary with several shrimpers to participate in and document their ways of work and life. Coastal land loss, among other factors have threatened Louisiana’s shrimping industry and this way of life. The loss of either would prove disastrous not only to the ...

  • Haunted Waters, Fragile Lands - Oh, What Tales to Tell!

    Haunted Waters CoverAn award winning documentary on the cultural, geologic, and environmental history of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary System. Four 15-minute segments: The Many Peoples; Frontlands and Backlands; Trembling Prairies; Life from Water, Death from Sea.

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    Haunted Waters Video Teachers Guide Grades 1-3Haunted Waters Video ...

  • EstuaryLIVE!

    EstuaryLIVE VHS Cover Students investigate the rich bounty of shrimp, redfish, crabs and oysters, offshore oil rigs, pelicans and other resident and migratory birds, and learn of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary's importance to the nation.

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  • Vanishing Wetlands, Vanishing Future

    Vanishing Wetlands CoverThis zany video on the BTNEP seven priority problems is in the style of Bill Nye the Science Guy and is best suited for middle school, though the vocabulary is applicable to high school topics.

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    Vanishing Wetlands, Vanishing Future Video Teachers Guide Grades 6-8...

  • Explore Coastal Louisiana with Boudreaux and Marie

    Explore Coastal LA with Boudreaux and MarieAn interactive CD-Rom that addresses coastal wetland issues in Louisiana.  A component of the CD-Rom focuses on Barataria-Terrebonne and showcases it’s ecological, economic, and cultural importance.  A wetland quiz and bird and animal identification quizzes promote interaction and learning by interested people.  Boudreaux’s camp has a map room, kid’s room, and many other surprises, which can be accessed by the ...

  • Thibodeaux's Treasure

    Thibodeauxs Treasure CoverThis interactive educational and entertaining CD invites elementary school children to learn about our wetlands as they join Jeanne Thibodeaux and Tee Boudreaux on a treasure hunt journey. This CD will teach students basic skills and inspire coastal stewardship through a cartoon learning environment. Ideal for students K-4.

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