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Tuesday, October 18 • 9:00am - 9:20am
Education/Outreach. Overview of the Terrebonne Aquatic Clinic: Integrating Fishing Clinics to Science Curriculum Standards in the Public School System.

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AUTHORS: Mitch Samaha , Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

ABSTRACT: The Terrebonne Aquatic Clinic (TAC) is an educational clinic designed to promote interest in sport fishing and facilitate stewardship of the fisheries and natural resources of Louisiana. Program development was initiated in 1995 by approaching the Terrebonne Parish School Board with the idea of free educational workbooks developed by LDWF Education staff which correlated to science curriculum standards. Every fifth-grade public school in Terrebonne parish participates, reaching a multitude of demographics. The TAC culminates in an educational field day scheduled at the end of the school year to give students hands on field experience relevant to their classroom studies. The field day consists of 6 educational stations on a 25 minute rotation. The program has changed many times over its 21 year history in order to maintain the program’s existence and improve its function, including development of educational stations that meet benchmarks in science and environmental education. Over 25,000 students from a multitude of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds have participated in the clinic. Evaluations from teachers over the 21 year span have proven to be 100% favorable. The TAC is an example of state agencies, local governments, and non-profit organizations cooperating to expand outdoor and environmental education.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:00am - 9:20am

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