BugBlitz 2016

The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service at The Barataria Preserve by hosting BugBlitz on Friday, May 6th. turtle habitatThis Biodiversity University Science & Nature Festival was held to encourage nearly 500 local K-12 students to learn science and environmental concepts hands-on. Among the exhibitors of scientists, expert naturalists, and researchers were the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act’s Public Outreach staff. The CWPPRA Outreach staff exhibited the Where the Wild Things Are game in which students learn about coastal wildlife and environments by tossing bean bag animals intoanimals and students their correct habitats, such as marsh, swamp, barrier island, and ocean. CWPPRA outreach members offered Wetland Jeopardy for children and adults to test their coastal wetland knowledge. CWPPRA also displayed the Southeast Louisiana Land Loss map, along with Henri Heron’s Louisiana Wetlands activity books and wetland themed temporary tattoos and stickers.

Vic and group