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The Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station is a field research and education/outreach program of Southeastern Louisiana University, with facilities located on two sites at Galva Canal in Manchac and on Pass Manchac in the Lake Pontchartrain estuarine ecosystem's Manchac Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Turtle Cove consists of buildings and infrastructure, equipment and supplies, and a fleet of 12 boats of all sizes that are necessary to conduct activities in the Pontchartrain Basin, including a 40 foot pontoon boat that can carry groups of up to 30 people. Along with these resources, Turtle Cove staff help support a variety of interdisciplinary programs at Southeastern—and other universities around the region, primary among them biology, but also including chemistry/physics, education, history, and the arts, among others. Turtle Cove's extensive education and outreach programs are widely renowned across the region. The main guest house (i.e., "Turtle Cove") on Pass Manchac was constructed in 1908 by Mr. Edward Schlieder, a businessman and outdoorsman in the logging industry from New Orleans. The estate was donated after his death to the State of Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) with whom Southeastern now leases the land and facilities from since 1981 via a 99- year lease. The mission of Turtle Cove is to facilitate a better understanding of the local wetland environments of Southeast Louisiana through research, university education, marsh restoration, teacher training, and public outreach. For more information on the station and its programs and activities, or to make a donation, please visit our website, www.southeastern.edu/turtlecove, or contact the manager at 985-549-5008.
Southeastern Louisiana University is a member of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in Cocodrie, Louisiana, and has an Affiliate Agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GRCL) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Students wishing to take courses at LUMCON or GCRL must receive PRIOR approval from their Advisor and Department Head. Courses offered are listed in the Course Description section of the catalog under Biological Sciences.
A multi-million dollar facility for the School of Nursing was completed in December 1981, and occupied in January 1982. The building is located at 4849 Essen Lane. It provides space and resources for teaching-learning and research activities. The majority of the upper division activities of the School of Nursing are conducted at this center.
For directions to the center, visit their website
Opened in fall 2005 as a cooperative venture with the Livingston Parish School System and the citizens of Livingston Parish, the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, a 39,000 square foot facility, is located at 9261 Florida Boulevard in Walker, Louisiana. The mission of the center is to improve the level of education and quality of life for the citizens of Livingston Parish. The center offers a variety of educational programs including credit courses, business training, community music programs, youth programs, and summer academic camps.
For more information about the Livingston Parish campus, visit their website.
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