New Sarpy Elementary Wetland Watchers Night!

New Sarpy Elementary Wetland Watchers Night!

Huge crowds and even bigger smiles were present as Wetland Watcher student volunteers presented a multitude of animals to plenty of eager students! As always our Hurst corporate partner Shell Norco was on hand to show off some of the cool experiments including creating some of the largest toothpaste anyone will ever see! Tonight we also had the Destrehan Robotics club showing off their inventions to help spark all of the youngsters with a love of science! All night long we heard younger students saying that they cannot wait to go to Hurst so they can be Wetland Watchers!!!!!! Along with a great number of Hurst students, we also had many Cammon, Jb Martin, Destrehan, and Hahnville students volunteering for this event! Great job by...
Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Host New York School Group at Wetland Watchers Park

Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Host New York School Group at Wetland Watchers Park

Twenty-four Harry Hurst Wetland Watcher 8th graders facilitated stations at Wetland Watchers Park for 125 visitors from East Kenmore High near Buffalo, New York! They were able to start their day with a full New Orleans lunch provided by Harry Hurst business partner Shell Norco that included Jambalaya w/ Chicken & Sausage, Mini Crawfish Pies, Fried Fish Bites, and Mini Muffulettas! Students worked with partners from the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office, the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as Shell volunteers. St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran, St. Charles Parish Recreation Director Duane Foret, Councilman Snookie Faucheaux, and Hurst Principal Jason Madere were able to visit with and welcome the teachers, sponsors, and students from New York. Mr. Milton Cambre who has been working to preserve this area for over 50 years visited with the students and teachers as well. Hurst 8th grade teacher and Wetland Watchers coordinator Barry Guillot organized the trip so the Hurst students could introduce the New York visitors to Louisiana wetland animals, plants, as well as some of the history of our area. Students facilitated stations including a Wetland Animal show with baby gators for them to hold. a Snakes Interactive station where every one of the NY students held a snake, Planting Buttonbush to help attract more butterflies to the park, and teaching our visitors how to scoop and throw cast nets, and then helping them identify the macroinvertebrates and water turtles that we have in our bayous. Fantastic day for...
Audubon Zoo Wetland Watchers World Wetlands Day Feb 17 2018

Audubon Zoo Wetland Watchers World Wetlands Day Feb 17 2018

What a beautiful day for our Wetland Watcher students to volunteer at the Audubon Zoo World Wetlands Day Celebration!35 students and some awesome moms were on hand to facilitate activities for hundreds of visitors in the amazing Swamp Exhibit! Face Painting, Fish Printing, Photo Ops, awesome biofacts, and of course the crowd favorite WHo Dat Scat Game!!!! We had a wonderful time sharing with the public and visiting the...
Wetland Watchers East Regional Library Fantastic Beasts Night!

Wetland Watchers East Regional Library Fantastic Beasts Night!

Recently, the Wetland Watchers were excited to be a part of the St. Charles Parish Eastbank Regional Library’s Harry Potter Worldwide Celebration! This year the library chose the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to highlight and the Wetland Watchers were an obvious choice to give visitors an up close view of some of our world’s most incredible, fantastic animals! Over 50 student Wetland Watcher volunteers presented to over 250 visitors during the night! Many of the costumed visitors had the opportunity to hold one of the Wetland Watchers most impressive animals, the aptly named Nagini, the 7-foot, 40 pound Columbian Red-Tailed Boa! So much fun for all of...
Harry Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Night!

Harry Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Night!

For 20 years Wetland Watcher student volunteers have been making presentations to students and visitors from all over the world! For the first time ever, we had a Wetland Watchers Night at Harry Hurst for our own students and their families! Great night all around with about 60 Wetland Watcher student volunteers representing 6 different schools presenting to over 200 Hurst family...