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  1. Read the headlines about rivers in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. You can do this online by going to the Times Picayune at http://www.nola.com and searching for 'rivers'

  2. Identify what problem the headline is highlighting; this is the issue.

  3. Choose a river in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin that has some significance to you.... You may have boated on it, driven over it or lived on or near it.

  4. Share your personal experiences about any of the rivers in the Basin.

  5. Research the river you selected. Sources of information include:

    School or public library
    Internet: why not do a search on google?
    Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF)
    The Times-Picayune or other local newspapers
    La. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    La. Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
    La. Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH)
  • Make a large class size map of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin with its rivers. Attach headlines or articles of interest to the associated rivers!

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  1. Chapter 4 Intro
  2. Essential Questions
  3. Activity: Headlines
  4. Anatomy of a River
  5. Protecting Rivers
  6. Treasured Tangipahoa
  7. Activity: Issues about Rivers
  8. Activity: Problems with Rivers
  9. Activity: Questions about Rivers
  10. Activity: Drainage Detectives