EDUCATION IN ACTION

ConservationClub

CONSERVATION CLUB

Each Spring and Fall, park visitors can participate in hands-on environmental projects at the Moncus Park! Conservation Club is a weekly meeting where members meet with subject matter experts related to conservation topics and tackle a Park project like invasive clearance, citizen science, landscaping, and more.

Project Highlights:

  • Invasive Clearance
  • Young Tree Care
  • Healthy Soils
  • Native Plant Counts
  • Planting Projects

PARTNER AGENCIES

Moncus Park is proud to serve as a host site for various non-profits, governmental, and educational organizations to expand environmental awareness. Check out some of the activities our community partners use the Park for below!

Monthly “Nature Walk” series where participants can learn about the value and techniques of landscaping with native plants and regular Learn more about their work or get involved at https://www.greauxnative.org

Regular releases of rehabilitated birds in our many mini-habitat zones such as the Lake Reaux wetland pond, the wooded trails and the Cajun prairie. Learn more about their free rehabilitation service and how to respond if you find a wounded bird at https://www.forthebirdsofacadiana.com

¬†Monthly “Garden Talks” and “Master Gardeners in the Park” series where attendees can learn from a Master Gardener about a particular topic such as composting, fall gardening, or iris care. Learn more about the Master Gardeners’ presence in the community at https://www.lpmga.org/

National Resource Conservation Service

National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS): Regular resource for university students, educators, and volunteers, using the park to teach about soil development, health, and erosion.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Departments such as the Delta Urban Soils Laboratory and the College of Education and Human Development use the park for Field Learning. The Urban Soils Lab has done soil testing for toxic substances and has practiced soil sampling with guidance from NRCS. The College of Education and Human Development has used the park to develop hands-on learning concepts for parents and educators to use when visiting the park.