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Multiple Days: 09/01/2012, 09/15/2012, 10/06/2012, 10/20/2012, 11/03/2012, 11/17/2012Location: Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 337-232-0789 ext. 11
Learn the basics of canoeing with a ranger: how to get in and out of the water, paddling techniques, and steering and maneuvering. Paddling 101 happens at Petit Bayou, a small, human-made body of water next to the Acadian Cultural Center. The program is designed for ages 8 and up; canoeists under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in their canoe. No experience is necessary and canoes and all equipment will be provided by the center. It's the perfect way to see Louisiana from a different perspective and discover the wildlife that lives even in the city. The program is free but space is limited so reservations are required; call 337-232-0789 ext. 11.
The Acadian Cultural Center is located off Surrey Street at 501 Fisher Road in Lafayette.