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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Field Trips at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

Located on the banks of Bayou Lafourche in Thibodaux, the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center offers students a look at Lousiana life in the swamps and on the bayous. Call 985-485-1375 for more information and reservations.

Did You Know?

Young armadillos at night.

Nine-banded armadillos always give birth to four identical young, the only mammal known to do so. They can also delay birth for up to two years after fertilization of the egg.