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Apply Now for LEAD Camp

Apply Now for LEAD Camp

March 13, 2012

Calling all 8th – 12th grade students who have a desire to learn more about coastal and marine science!  Applications for LEAD (LUMCON Estuarine Awareness and Discovery) Camp are being accepted from now until June 1st.
Don’t miss your chance to explore coastal Louisiana’s rich and dynamic environments through our week-long residential camp.  Campers will learn about some of Louisiana’s most treasured resources by doing activities in the laboratory, in the field and aboard research vessels.  Some of the activities that may be offered during LEAD Camp include:

The topics included:

  • 3 – 4 hour cruises aboard a research vessel
  • A trip to one of the barrier islands
  • A canoe trip through the salt marsh
  • Vertebrate and invertebrate dissection labs
  • Plankton lab
  • Plant and animal population surveys
  • Beach surveys
  • And much more!

Campers are housed in the DeFelice Marine Center dormitory complex in Cocodrie with 2-4 students per room.  

The 2012 LEAD Camp is being supported by a generous donation from the Southern Oil & Gas Invitational.  LUMCON is also partnering this year with Sassafras Louisiana, a student-based organization.

For more information about LEAD Camp, visit http://www.lumcon.edu/education/MarineEducation/LeadCamp/LEAD_brochure_2012.pdf or contact Murt Conover at mconover@lumcon.edu.