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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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?

Two big red, black, and yellow lubber grasshoppers sit on a leaf

Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.