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Education at LPBF

LPBF Education

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Education Department’s goal is to educate the public on important issues affecting the Pontchartrain Basin.  With increased awareness of water quality and coastal issues, citizens of the basin become better stewards of the region where they live.

For teachers of students K-12, the education staff provides an Educator Packet  for lessons offered at the New Canal Lighthouse.

For more information on field trips, click here.
For Girl Scouts, LPBF offers the LPBF "patch". Contact or click here for more details on how to qualify for the patch.

For urban planning classes, university organizations and civic groups, more specialized presentations are offered. Call LPBF's Education Coordinator, Anne Barrett, at (504) 836-2216 to schedule a presentation.

LPBF programming is conducted onsite at LPBF's New Canal Lighthouse as well as offsite.  LPBF also works in partnership with other organizations to keep the community informed about basin issues.

More LPBF Educational and Service Opportunities:

For information on our service learning program at LPBF's urban marsh at the mouth of Bayou St. John, click here.
For information on our School of Marsh program, click here.


4th Annual Spring Sweep Presented by Entergy and 27th Annual Beach Sweep Presented by Toyota

LPBF's third annual Spring Sweep presented by Entergy was held on Saturday,  March 24, 2018.  The 27th Annual Beach Sweep Presented by Toyota was held on Saturday, September 17, 2017. Groups participating in either sweep pick up litter, clear storm drains, and document the debris in order to send data to Ocean Conservancy as part of their International Coastal Cleanup.

The sweep area includes local beaches, lakefronts, bayous, canals and streets as part of efforts put forth in the spring by Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup and in September by the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy.  Businesses, school groups, scout groups, church organizations, and individuals are encouraged to participate in the annual event. You can participate on many levels, from sponsor to volunteer.

If you would like more information, please see LPBF's Beach Sweep and Spring Sweep pages or contact the education department at (504) 836-2238 or