Geaux Paddle Youth Workshop

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Geaux Paddle Youth Workshop

Come explore Bayou Teche with us and learn about water safety, paddling, native plants, recycling and more.

By TECHE Project

When and where

Date and time

June 9 · 5pm - June 10 · 12pm CDT


108 Duperier Ave 108 Duperier Avenue New Iberia, LA 70563

About this event

Our “Geaux Paddle” recreation program is offering paddling opportunities for kids ages 10-14 on Bayou Teche. The goal of Geaux Paddle is to get kids who have never paddled comfortable with paddling and then out enjoying Bayou Teche, the first National Water Trail in Louisiana! This program will happen over two days, with the first day including safety, instruction and an experiment on water testing led by water-quality expert Trent Haines. The second day will include paddling with Margaret and Jeff Simon and an art project with local artist Marla Kristicevich made from recycled trash found on the bayou. All activities take place at our official dock in New Iberia. The paddle portion will also teach about wood duck boxes and the importance of providing safe nest sites for reproduction; education on flora and fauna and the importance of native plants; and trash pickup. See the full schedule below.

This program is being offered as the result of a Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The two-day workshop is free to attend, but you must register in advance. Kayaks/canoes, lifejackets, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Friday, June 9

Paddle Safety, Instruction & Water Quality Experiment

5-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 10

Paddle Trip, Bayou Education & Art Project

8:30 a.m.-noon


About the organizer

Organized by
TECHE Project

The TECHE Project is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness of the ecological, cultural and historic significance of the Bayou Teche Watershed.  We do this be conducting periodic volunteer bayou clean ups and workshops on ecological and historical issues.  We are also the managers of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, a nationally recognized water trail (only one in Louisiana).  We are implementing paddle trail amenities along the 130 miles of Bayou Teche, which include full-service trailheads, floating docks, and boat launches.