MEDIA ADVISORY: 2,000 Children Expected at 20th Annual Ocean Commotion


10/24/2017
BATON ROUGE – More than 2,000 students in grades K-8 will attend the 20th Annual Ocean Commotion, Tuesday, Oct. 24, at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or PMAC. The one-day educational fair is hosted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, or LSG. Members of the media are invited to attend.

The event is split into two sessions with fifth-eighth graders attending the morning session from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Kindergarten to fourth grade students will attend the afternoon session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Because of limited space, schools must be pre-registered in order to attend.

Ocean Commotion offers students an opportunity to learn about a host of issues that range far beyond ocean-exclusive themes in a lively, hands-on learning environment. Exhibit topics include coastal marshes and wetlands, invasive species, local ecosystems, boating safety and Louisiana geology and wildlife. More than 60 presenters from private business, universities around the state, government agencies, and public, non-profit, and private educational organizations participate as exhibitors each year.

“Many of the students may have never been to the beach or even seen a swamp or marsh,” said Dianne Lindstedt, LSG’s education coordinator. “This may be their first experience with seeing fish and other animals up close. It also benefits the presenters by highlighting how important it is to effectively communicate their work to all audiences.”

Point of Contact for members of the media wanting to attend Ocean Commotion is Roy Kron, rkron@lsu.edu, 225-200-7247 (cell).

 

Additional Links:

Video and photos from previous Ocean Commotions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssPVsxhFU8&feature=youtu.be and

www.flickr.com/photos/88158121@N00/albums/72157674586581202

 

 

LSU has a video uplink studio with live broadcast capabilities. Contact us to set up an interview.

 

 

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Contact Roy Kron
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
225-200-7247
rkron@lsu.edu

 

  

Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3870
asatake@lsu.edu