Acadiana Park Nature Station Hike
Acadiana Park Nature Station Hike
Saturday, March 17
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Acadiana Park Nature Station, 1205 E Alexander St, Lafayette, LA 70501
2 Mile Hike
Great for Beginners!
Program Fee (includes guided tour and snack)
Rates shown are for a family of 3. Add $5 for each additional child.
$15 - Non-Members
$5 - Members
FREE - Outdoor Adventure Kids
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Meet our Guest Scientists and Adventure Guides:
Brad "Bones" Glorioso
Ecologist at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Passion: Amphibians and Reptiles
Founder of the Louisiana Amphibian and Reptile Enthusiasts (L.A.R.E.)
" I was raised in Chalmette and have always been fascinated with amphibians and reptiles. I attended Holy Cross high school, earned my B.S. in 2003 from Southeastern Louisiana University, and my M.S. in 2006 from Middle Tennessee State University. After a brief stint with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources performing a turtle survey, I was hired as a contractor at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, LA, working primarily with amphibians as part of the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) program. I transitioned to a federal employee as an Ecologist in 2011. I continue to perform amphibian and reptile research in the areas of ecology and conservation, and share that research in the form of publications and presentations. Also, in 2012 I founded the Louisiana Amphibian and Reptile Enthusiasts (L.A.R.E.), a group dedicated to education, outreach, and citizen science concerning Louisiana's amphibians and reptiles."
Check out L.A.R.E. at http://www.louisianaherps.com/louisiana-amphibian-and.html
Master Naturalist/ Stay at home Mom
Passion: I am not an expert. I am a curious nature enthusiast with a passion for sharing the experience with others.
Meadow was born in Florida. As a child she became involved in Manatee and Sea Turtle conservation. Meadow grew up enjoying the natural wonders of the Florida Space Coast and the Keys. Her family moved to Lafayette in the late 80's. She was awed by the swamps and wetland environments of Louisiana. Meadow attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau where during her senior year she did an internship at a zoo. It would change the trajectory of her life. After graduation she attended the Santa Fe Community College Zoo technology program. It is a program that allows hands on animal care experience at the same time you do traditional course work. Meadow worked for The Gourmet Rodent: a large breeder of snakes, lizards, and tortoises. Working with reptiles every day for years was a dream come true. She also has a special interest in fish that lead her to manage a tropical fish store, Aquarium Connection, in addition to working with the University of Florida Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. When Meadow moved to San Diego Ca. she became a veterinary technician at a clinic with a reptile specialty. Meadow had the extraordinary pleasure of being a reptile nurse! Now she is a stay-at-home mom in Breaux Bridge, LA to two fun kids.
Meadow enjoys being outside and exploring all she can. She joined Acadiana Master Naturalist and have found an even deeper appreciation for the natural world in Acadiana.
To learn more about the Acadiana Master Naturalists visit https://acadianamasternaturalist.org/.
Club Members receive admission to all OAK hiking and paddling trips throughout the year, a club T-shirt, and an invitation to our Annual Family Camp Out.
Funding for this program was made available by
the Atchafalaya Trace Commission. The Atchafalaya Trace Commission works to preserve, protect, and promote the culture, history, and natural resources of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. For more information go to www.atchafalaya.org.