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Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Pontchartrain Basin
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_98-805_LESSONS

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Abstract: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin, formed about 5,000 years ago, is a vast ecological system of over 4,700 square miles. Many cultures have inhabited its lands and fished its waters. From Native Americans to the French settlers of New Orleans to present-day citizens, we have all benefited from the Pontchartrain Basin's rich natural resources.

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Description: As the public’s independent voice, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a non-profit organization consisting of a 14-member board of directors representing Basin parishes and regulatory agencies. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. The land use of the region is both rural and urban and is the most densely populated region in Louisiana, including metro New Orleans and the state capital, Baton Rouge. It is one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico containing over 22 essential habitats. The Basin's topography ranges from rolling woodlands in the north to coastal marshes in the south, with the 630 square mile Lake Pontchartrain as its centerpiece.
Service Citation
Originators: Mary M. Banbury, Anne B. Rheams, Sue Ellen Lyons, Sharon Flanagan, Michael C. Greene, Dinah Forsyth Maygarden, Deborah B. Rivera, Anita Senentz, Jennie Gill
Title: Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Pontchartrain Basin
Release_Date: 1998
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-805/lessons/
Service Keywords
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >BACKGROUND INFORMATION Parameter Definition
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Parameter Definition
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >LESSON PLANS Parameter Definition

ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
Ancillary Keywords
Teachers
Lesson Plans
Lake Pontchartrain
Lake Biology

Service Provider
DOI/USGS/PUBS/ER/PW/OFS > Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JOHN M. WATSON
Phone: 703-648-6699
Fax: 703-648-6138
Email: jmwatson at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Eastern Publications Group
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
JOHN M. WATSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-648-6699
Fax: 703-648-6138
Email: jmwatson at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Eastern Publications Group
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-09-15
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-09-17
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