Louisiana’s Northshore is a top field trip destination for adventure in the outdoors and unique educational & performance opportunities for students. Check out all the Northshore has to offer and let us help you begin planning the perfect itinerary! Email Tanya to get started.
Honey Island Swamp is a great place to take students on tour by boat arranged through St Tammany Parish outfitters. Experienced guides take students to the swamp’s fragile ecosystem, and they are able to see the flora and fauna of the area - including alligators!
Fontainbleau State Park is a 2,800 acre park on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain estuary. Tours of this park include interpretive and educational programs exploring flora and fauna, habitats, animal behavior, and biodiversity. Students can go on a nature walk, learn about animals and participate in the Skull and Bones program examining animal bones and teeth.
Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is a 19,000 acre park with pine forests, woodlands and marsh. Big Branch offers educational programs including self-guided tours of the visitor center and gardens.
Another hands-on opportunity is to learn about refuge management and life science at the Lemieux Road Environmental Education site. A popular program, Refugeology, is available for students.
The Global Wildlife Center is a 900-acre, free-roaming wildlife preserve home to exotic and endangered animals from all over the world. Guided group tours in a covered wagon allow students to get up close and feed giraffes, zebras, eland, camels, and more.
Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery is home to alligators and offers educational adventures. Students learn about the American alligator and can touch, hold, and feed them.
Ask our sales team about geocoaching and voluntourism opportunities.