Citizen Science at Jean Lafitte

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What's blooming when? Have birds starting migrating yet? Citizen scientists are crucial to answering questions like these and tracking changes from year to year.

If you notice events in nature like birds nesting, flowers blooming, and frogs calling, you've got the makings of a citizen scientist. Put your observations to work with programs, workshops, and training at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux and the Barataria Preserve in Marrero.

Learn to record what you see and hear and to share your observations in databases used for scientific research---a few hours of your time can help researchers unlock the secrets of the world around us! Follow the links to find out more.


Citizen Science Opportunities

gulf coast phenology trail
Thibodaux - Wetland Acadian Cultural

Learn more about student programs in Thibodaux or observe the changes along Bayou Lafourche and contribute to scientific research.

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Marrero - Barataria Preserve

Learn more about student field trips and ways to help us collect data at the Barataria Preserve.

Last updated: July 26, 2022

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