At LUMCON, students become scientists. Through field and laboratory activities, students develop lasting impressions about making a positive impact on their environment and community. Overnight or day trips are designed to meet the needs of preK-12 school classes, school organizations, home schools, and scouting organizations.

Contact our Associate Director of Education and Outreach to apply for or book any of the following opportunities.


LUMCON offers several on-site summer camps for grade 8-12 students:

  • LUMCON’s Estuarine Awareness and Discovery (LEAD) Camp is a week-long residential camp designed to give high school science-minded students a chance to explore Louisiana’s coastal environments as scientists. Possible activities include a research cruise, a barrier island trip, paddling, dissection, microscope work, beach and marsh surveys, and more. Click here for more information about the camp.  The current application can be downloaded here.
    • Thank you to our sponsor!  The 2019 LEAD camp funding is generously provided by Chevron.
  • Field Marine Science (FMS) Camp is an opportunity for high school students to gain practical and real-world experience in conducting field research in the coastal marshes of south Louisiana. Students design, complete, and present the results from individual research projects. Click here to learn more about FMS Camp. The current application can be downloaded here.
  • Coastal Art and Science Camp challenge participants, engaging both their analytical and creative talents to learn about a locally-relevant and nationally-important subject matter: Louisiana’s coast. Camp activities introduce art and science as allied subjects by asking students to explore coastal environments first as scientists and then as artists. Currently not being offered in 2019.


Field trips to LUMCON are for students in grades preK – 12 and are fully customizable and tailored to fit your needs. Field trips can take place from September to May and can last anywhere from 4 hours to several days. Activities could include microscope work, specimen comparison, a nature walk, paddling, an R/V Acadiana trip, and others by request. Click here to learn more about a field trip to LUMCON and click here for information on LUMCON fees and policies.


Bayouside Classroom asks students to collect scientific data, either at LUMCON or from another location in the state, to learn about estuaries and watersheds. Students then enter their data into an online database accessible all year long so they can see how water quality changes with the seasons. Click here to access the Bayouside Classroom website. Contact our Associate Director of Education and Outreach about participation in this program.