Earth Day Care Package

04.21.2020 | In Community & Events

In these unprecedented times, many of us are searching for connection and a way to feel grounded. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, here are a few tools to help connect with our incredible planet and reflect on the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Did you miss our first Coastal Care Package? Be sure to catch up on all the great coastal content here!

Exploring the Coast | Discover A New Podcast | Get Outside | For the Kids (And the Kids at Heart!) | A few ways to (safely) support those in need

Exploring the Coast

Caminada Headlands Explore the benefits of restored barrier islands and their importance to Least Tern conservation with Audubon Louisiana’s coastal bird technicians.

Maurepas Swamp Dominated by bald cypress and water tupelo trees, the Maurepas swamp complex is one of the largest forested wetlands in the nation. Learn about the State’s plan to restore it.

See the amazing progress and restoration work done on Queen Bess Island. Queen Bess is a popular fishing spot in the spring and summer months and also serves as critical nesting grounds for Louisiana’s brown pelican population.

Encompass Films’ independent documentary series offers diverse perspectives from a group of people who care deeply about the coast, streaming for free on the Smithsonian Channel. Each recognizes the threat presented to our culture and their ways of life if huge steps aren’t taken to address our land loss crisis.

Discover A New Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches

Get Outside! 

On March 22, Gov Edwards issued a Stay at Home Order directing all Louisiana residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their home beyond essential needs. Under this order, Louisianans can “engage in outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.”

For the Kids (And the Kids at Heart!)

Coloring Books

Here are eight New Orleans-themed options by local artist Maggie Covert LeBlanc.

Mandeville-based artist Sarah Clostio has released 12 Louisiana-themed coloring pages of her own.

Activities for the Family

The 16-page Claude & Claudette’s Estuary Adventure educational booklet teaches second through fifth graders about the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary System with entertaining games, puzzles, maps and graphics.

Bring a black bear to life in your home with those old toilet paper rolls you have around the house!

Take Action to Help the Coast, Your Community and Those in Need