Some Park Sites Closed May 17-18
Staff from throughout the park will be at the Barataria Preserve for BioBlitz May 17-18 (you're invited too!). See how this will effect operations at other sites and learn more about BioBlitz by following the link. More »
Curriculum materials address state curriculum requirements and include components that can be used alone or as pre- and post-field trip activities. Curriculum materials may be reproduced as needed.
History and Culture Materials
The Vieux Carre: A Creole Neighborhood - This lesson from the National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places" series emphasizes the history and geography of New Orleans' French Quarter. Students analyze photographs of historic buildings, practice map-reading skills, and learn about the lives of the men and women who came from all over the world to build and live in the French Quarter.
Nature and Science Materials
Wetlands lesson plans - These plans developed by Louisiana State University pre-service teachers cover more than two dozen topics from alligators to marsh grass to barrier islands.
Learning About Louisiana - Wetlands - These activities developed by Jean Lafitte staff can be used in conjunction with field trips.
Did You Know?
The cottonmouth or water moccasin can warn you of its dangerous bite in many ways. It releases a musky odor and opens its mouth wide to show you its white mouth and fangs. Show respect for snakes and all wildlife and always keep a safe distance away.