When: Friday November 20
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Experience Atchfalaya Home School Day is a living history day planned by the park involving many home school groups from the surrounding area. This program will take place at the Plaquemine Lock SHS November 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This day gives students an opportunity to observe presentations focusing on the Atchafalaya Basin. The program will be in four parts running from 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. Part one will be arrival and opening presentation. We know that coming from different areas, individuals will not arrive all at the same time. From 9:00 – 9:30 a presenter will be displaying one large activity that everyone can see and participate in. Individuals during this time can view the presentation, view the Lock, see the Mississippi River, or take restroom breaks.
Promptly at 9:30 we will gather everyone together for the formal program. All home schoolers will be divided into groups and assigned to a station. Each group will hear a formal presentation then be rotated to the next station. At this time our demonstrations are the Iberville Museum, our history, and Native American culture/history. All of the demonstrations tie in with local history and the Atchafalaya Basin. Rotating from station to station will last until roughly noon.
The third part of the program is mostly a free-for-all from 12:00 to 1:00. Individuals are invited to view the antique boat pavilion. Picnicking on our grounds is allowed and can be done at this time. Also many local fast food establishments are minutes away from the site.
The final event for the day is a special presentation on preserving and protecting the basin given by Dean Wilson, the current Atchafalaya Basin Keeper. This will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Mr. Wilson has put together a wonderful presentation on what is the basin, what it does, how important it is, and how to better protect it today and into the future.
In case of rain we ask that you call the park to find out the status of the event. It is an outdoor event and nice weather is necessary for its success. The numbers to call are (225) 687-7158 or outside of the Baton Rouge area (887) 987-7158. If there are any questions please call Kathleen Mocklin or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free for all Home School groups.