NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries invites the public to its 11th Annual "Step Outside Day" on Saturday, May 9 at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area on the northern end of the Atchafalaya Basin.
The outdoor education program is open to all children and adults.
In addition to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the event is also sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Outdoors day is provided for youths and individuals with special needs to provide an opportunity to engage in safe, hands-on outdoor activities.
All Activities run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the Sherburne WMA headquarters area and admission is free to all participants.
This year's event will include fishing, archery, boating, target shooting, nature photography, bird watching, canoeing and many other outdoor activities, plus information on trapping techniques, turkey and duck calling, the Louisiana black bear and alligators.
Soft drinks and food will be provided on site. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers will be allowed on the premises.
Directions to Sherburne WMA headquarters: From US Hwy. 190, take the Sherburne (LA 975) exit, and drive south approx. 3 miles; event activities will be on the left, near Big Alabama Bayou. From I-10, take the Whiskey Bay Exit, and drive north approx. 13 miles on LA 975, event activities will be on the right, near Big Alabama Bayou.