For Students & Researchers
Energy Facts Newsletters...from the DNR Technology Assessment Division
Did you know... Louisiana Energy Facts & Figures
Other useful energy resources and inks provided by DNR's Technology Assessment Division
Are You Environmentally Correct? Take the quiz to find out!
The first oil well in Louisiana The first oil well in Louisiana was drilled in 1901 in a rice field on the "Mamou Prairie" in the community of Evangeline near Jennings. Read the details!
Louisiana: Pipeline to the Nation 40,000 miles of pipelines!
Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum
Visit the International Petroleum Museum and Exposition in Morgan City, Louisiana...the only place in the world where the general public can walk on an authentic offshore drilling rig! At this web site you can learn more about crude oil, and the history of how it has been produced.
Other oil and gas museums and reference sources
Atchafalaya Basin Education Toolbox: Five Lessons for 8th Grade Social Studies Louisiana eighth-graders can learn about an extraordinary wet and wild area in the very heart of our state -- the Atchafalaya Basin. DNR's Atchafalaya Basin Program offers a five-part learning tool to help students know more about this remarkable and most productive habitat for fish and wildlife. To view these lessons, click here.
Louisiana is blessed with many other natural resources, from fish and wildlife to massive forests and beyond, some of which are managed and protected by other agencies, including:
You are encouraged to visit their Web sites to learn more about these other valuable Louisiana resources!
Teachers, visit this page for more classroom resources!
An entire Web site devoted to Louisiana's vanishing resource: America's Wetland...visit it today, and get involved!
Rainwater Blues Video
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management has produced an educational video "Rainwater Blues" about what you can do to help keep Louisiana's waters clean. This video is an especially good educational tool for teachers and civic leaders and is ideal for showing in natural science classrooms, environmental science gatherings and public meetings.
Louisiana Wetlands Functions and Values CD-ROM This CD-ROM includes educational presentations that cover wetlands functions and values, coastal wetlands land loss and restoration, the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and wetlands conservation opportunities statewide. It is an excellent educational tool for students ranging from the 6th - 12th grades. There are no available copies of the CD at this time. However, DNR will reprint and make available to the public in Spring 2004. Contact: DNR at 1-800-267-4019, or on the Internet at www.lacoast.gov.
Louisiana Coastal Facts, a great two-page summary of important facts about population, marsh acreage, commerce, fishing, eco-tourism and other pertinent areas of interests to students!
Coastal Kids Corner
Kermit Goes to Washington: Joins Congress to Save Coast, Conserve Wildlife Want to hear what Kermit has to say about the Louisiana wetlands? Click here to listen to Kermit (248KB WAV)