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Wetland Express

The Wetland Wildlife Express sponsored in part by Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery is a mobile educational program brought to you by Audubon Zoo educators. This program offers an up-close experience with our wetland’s most important inhabitants. Students will learn about the wildlife that depends on the wetlands for their homes, meals and nurseries.  This connection to wetland animals will help to foster future stewardship to protect Louisiana’s most important resource-the wetlands.

Wetland Wildlife Express is reserved on a first come, first-served basis.  Please book early, we are booked 2-3 months in advance.

Wetland Express accepts reservations up to 6 months in advance. 

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Wetland Wildlife Express offers programming to groups of all sizes and ages including schools, camps, churches and more! Wetland Express presentations are now offered in English and Spanish! Wetland Wildlife Express presentations types include:

  • Schools & Camps:  The Wetland Express features a 30 - 45 minute interactive lesson for classroom sized audiences up to 26 people for Pre-K-1st grade and up to 35 people for 2nd grade and above, $75.00 per presentation.
  • Hospitals & Libraries: The Wetland Express program includes an assembly style presentation for audiences of all sizes, $100 per hour.
  • Assembly Programs: The Wetland Express features an interactive presentation for up to 150 people, $275 per presentation.
  • Fairs & Festivals: The Wetland Express features tabletop program where guests are encouraged to explore the inhabitants of Louisiana's Wetlands, $200 per hour (up to 3 hours).

*Mileage Fee: There is no mileage fee for visits within 45 miles of the Audubon Zoo.  For visits  farther away than 45 miles, a travel surcharge of $0.40 will be assessed for each mile over 45.  The amount will be stated in your confirmation letter. 

Current Programs:

“Down in Louisiana” – Animal Nursery Rhymes Wetland Style! (Pre-K-1st)

It’s story time!  Sing along as we travel through local children’s author/songwriter, Johnette Downing’s book, “Down in Louisiana”.  Throughout the story we will explore the various habitats Southern Louisiana has to offer and meet some of the animals that live there (alligator, opossum, armadillo, and crawfish)!

Louisiana Wildlife (2nd-12th)

Meet your animal neighbors as we delve into our bustling and productive Louisiana Wetlands.  Learn differences between major animal groups: amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and discover the special adaptations our LA wetland animals have to survive in their swampy surroundings.

Wetland Charm (2nd-5th) Learn about all of the components that make up our Louisiana Wetlands by creating a unique wetland charm to take home.  Then, meet the special animals that utilize this important ecosystem.

Wetland Warriors! A Wetland Conservation Program (5th-12th)

Our wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate.  Learn how vital our Louisiana Wetlands are to humans and animals alike.  Gain an understanding of some of the primary sources of wetlands loss and what we can do to restore and conserve them.

Loup Garou, Friend of the Swamp (2nd-5th)

In this choose your own adventure style presentation, students will take a journey through the swamp where they will encounter animals of all kinds, even the Loup Garou!  This program focuses on wetland conservation and is optimal for an assembly.

Animals You Grew Up With (Adult Care Facilities)

Take a journey down memory lane as we discuss the different native animals you grew up seeing all around you – whether on a fishing or hunting trip or just playing outside in your backyard!

For additional questions about Wetland Wildlife Express or if you are looking for something specific, call (504) 212-5183 or email us.


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