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Sep
6
Tue
2022
LSU Libraries Special Collections – Water, Water Everywhere: Control and Consequence in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands @ Hill Memorial Library at LSU
Sep 6 – Dec 21 all-day

Just as you don’t have to dig deep to find water in Louisiana, you don’t have to search very hard for it in LSU Libraries Special Collections – the topic of water, that is. The history of Louisiana, as revealed in family papers, photographs, business records, and a variety of political and scientific collections and publications, is inextricably intertwined with waterways, our attempts to control them, and the critical consequences of the adversarial attitude towards the marsh embraced in the not-too distant past. These topics are explored in the new exhibition, “Water, Water Everywhere: Control and Consequence in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public, running September 6 – December 21, 2022 in Hill Memorial Library at LSU.

Nov
29
Tue
2022
LSU Science Café: Asian-Cajuns and the Story of America’s Favorite Seafood @ Varsity Theatre & Facebook Livestream
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Louisiana shrimp constitute the American gold standard of raw seafood excellence. However, Louisiana’s shrimping industry’s historic and enduring connection to the Pacific Rim is not widely known. For example, as early as 1870, the Chinese community built shrimp-drying operations in Louisiana’s wetlands and exported dried shrimp to Asia through the port of San Francisco. Louisiana continues to export dried shrimp to Asian markets domestically and internationally today. Additionally, since 2000, Louisiana’s Vietnamese community has increasingly led Louisiana’s fresh shrimp harvest. Join Dr. Don Davis to learn more about Louisiana’s shrimping industry and community.

Dec
2
Fri
2022
Deadline: Application deadline for Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP)
Dec 2 all-day

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues its support for an assistantship program called the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides assistantships for up to three years to support Master of Science students both enrolled full-time at Louisiana colleges/universities and involved in science or engineering research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection and restoration efforts.

more info about the Coastal Science Assistantship Program

Dec
4
Sun
2022
2022 Coastal & Estuarine Summit @ Hilton Riverside Hotel
Dec 4 – Dec 8 all-day

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) proudly presents the 2022 Coastal & Estuarine Summit with support from Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). In its 11th year, the 2022 Summit will bring together the coastal restoration and management communities to explore issues, solutions, and lessons learned in their work. The Summit Program will address all aspects of coastal and estuarine restoration and management, including the Great Lakes and international locales. These topics are crucial as coastal communities pursue new, more robust strategies to effectively manage, protect, and restore their resources in a changing climate. Ensuring these resources, and the communities that rely on them, are resilient now and into the future will be a particular focus.

Dec
9
Fri
2022
Deadline: Application Deadline for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm

The goal of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is to increase the number of undergraduates pursuing coastal science careers by encouraging and supporting specific undergraduate research activities. Students propose, carry out and report results of a research project related to an existing project funded by Sea Grant.

Note: A UROP application must be submitted by a faculty member. Students should not submit the application. 

more info about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Dec
12
Mon
2022
Marine Extension Project (MEP) Quarterly Meeting @ Sea Grant Building, LSU
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm
Dec
21
Wed
2022
Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Workshop @ Waddill Wildlife Refuge
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Louisiana Sea Grant are partnering to offer a one-day Volunteer Instructor Program (VIP) workshop to provide education professionals with hands-on classroom activities and lessons. The workshop will prepare you for volunteering at an LDWF event or teaching your students about fisheries science. Topics covered include fish identification, fisheries management, pond ecology and invasive species.

Upon completion, all volunteers receive a binder with lesson plans, activity guides and other educational resources. You will also have access to LDWF loaner kits that will contain the materials needed to teach these difficult topics. The loaner kits range from dissection supplies to fishing poles with tackle.

Lunch and childcare will be provided.

We recognize that finding childcare for professional development opportunities can be challenging. Therefore, we will be providing a simultaneous educational enrichment program for students of participants (ages 5 – 12). This way families can share in this experience. There is a limit to the number of students per teacher.

Jan
24
Tue
2023
Bays & Bayous Symposium 2023 @ Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
Jan 24 – Jan 25 all-day

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and partners invite you to join them in the historic city of Mobile, Alabama, to share information on the status of research, monitoring activities, on-the-ground restoration, citizen actions, and education focused on the health of our Coastal environment.

This two-day event will include presentations and discussion by local resource managers, scientists and active participants in watershed stewardship who will share our latest understanding of the condition of the lands, waters and living resources of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The Bays and Bayous Symposium showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges.

Feb
4
Sat
2023
Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Volunteer Day: Terrebonne Basin @ Isle de Jean Charles Marina
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Louisiana Sea Grant, working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and community volunteers, is on a mission to clean coastal waters of derelict crab traps.

Derelict traps are those that have been discarded, lost or abandoned in the environment. Traps can be accidentally lost if they become separated from their buoys by storms or passing boats. Many continue to fish, ensnaring blue crabs and other important aquatic species. Additionally, these wire mesh enclosures pose a potential navigation hazard to boats and can become entangled in other fishing gear like shrimp trawl nets.

In addition to removal, the project includes an educational element designed to reduce the number of traps lost annually and to lessen the impacts of traps in the environment. Data were also collected on the number and types of animals found in the recovered crab traps.

More info about the 2023 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Event

2020 Proposed Derelict Crab Trap Closures

Feb
7
Tue
2023
The Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Regional Meeting @ Mississippi Gulf Coast
Feb 7 – Feb 9 all-day