Gulf Lagniappe featuring Dr. Nancy Rabalais

“What Does Biodiversity Tell You?”






The Coastal Waters Consortium ( and LUMCON marine education are hosting a workshop for anyone 18 years or older who is interested in gaining more insight into biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico.

Participants will learn about what the kinds of organisms found in the Gulf of Mexico can tell you about the environmental conditions.  Dr. Nancy Rabalais is LUMCON’s Executive Director and  Professor who is a leader in hypoxia research.  She has been leading a research  program in the northern Gulf of Mexico since 1985.

Workshop Highlights:

  • a presentation by Dr. Nancy Rabalais, LUMCON Executive Director & Professor
  • hands-on field and laboratory activities
  • a paddling trip through the salt marsh (weather permitting)

Cost: $10/person* (can be paid by check or when you arrive for the workshop).

Workshop Agenda (subject to change)

9:oo – 9:30 am: Participant check-in; meet and greet (light refreshments will be available)
9:30 am: Tour of the Marine Center and Introduction to the CWC and GoMRI
10:00 am: Presentation:
11:15 am: LUNCH (provided)
12 pm: Paddling Trip
2 pm: Lab Activity
3:00pm: Wrap-up, Evaluations, Adjourn

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