Next Saturday, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be holding the “Give a Whoop” Teacher Workshop, which will be teaching the importance of reintroduction of Whooping Cranes back into Southwest Louisiana, and how they make it all happen. 

 

According to LSUAgCenter.com, Louisiana once had the largest population of Whooping Cranes than anywhere else in North America. Due to over hunting, egg collection for museums, and hurricanes in the early 1900’s, the population of Whooping Cranes in Louisiana came close to extinction. This workshop will demonstrate how these magnificent creatures are being brought back to Louisiana.  All who attend will be given instruction on classroom activities and GLE Aligned Lesson plans. You will also receive a replica Whooping Crane egg and a life size whooping crane poster for your classroom.

Breakfast and Lunch will also be provided.

The workshop takes place at 7101 Gulf Hwy from 9 am – 3 pm and is open to both formal and informal Louisiana Educators.