*Rendezvous 2020 will be at Camp Hardtner! Look for 2020 info soon!*
March 15th - March 17th
Fontainebleau State Park
The Louisiana Master Naturalist Association (LMNA) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Rendezvous, a statewide meeting of the seven master naturalist chapters in Louisiana, including Acadiana (Lafayette), Greater Baton Rouge, Central Louisiana (Alexandria), Northeast Louisiana (Monroe), Northwest Louisiana (Shreveport/Bossier), Greater New Orleans, and Southwest Louisiana (Lake Charles).
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WHAT: Rendezvous 2019 will include talks on a variety of natural history subjects, guided naturalist hikes, volunteer opportunities, a Swap Table, Nature ID Table, a Naturalist Library, book sales, and time to befriend other master naturalists.
WHEN: Rendezvous 2019 will take place from Friday, March 15th, 2018 through Sunday, March 17th, 2019. Registration is now open. Click Here to register.
WHY: Rendezvous 2019 should be an exciting, fun, educational, and noteworthy event. Rendezvous includes many hours of education, fun and fellowship. You can earn 8–10 Continuing Education Hours and many volunteer hours for the year in a single weekend. You will also meet other Master Naturalists from all areas of the State of Louisiana. This is a great opportunity to make new friends while learning about the natural beauty of Louisiana.
WHO: The event is open to Certified Louisiana Master Naturalists, those who have completed or are enrolled in courses, and the board/leadership of developing chapters. Due to space limitations, priority registration will be given to these individuals. After the initial registration period, and subject to the space limitations, registration will be opened up to guests of master naturalists. Participants must be 18 years old. We hope to have the resources to open Rendezvous up to minors in the future, but that has not been feasible so far.
WHERE: Fontainebleau State Park, located at 62883 LA-1089, Mandeville, LA 70471 (Website)
ACCOMMODATIONS: We have rented Group Camp #1 at Fontainebleau State Park. The rental of the Group Camp includes two dorms that sleep fifty (50) each. As the rental of Group Camp #1 includes the use of the Group Dorms, naturalists are invited to sleep in one of the Group Dorms at no additional charge. There will be one dorm for the men and a separate dorm for the women. The kitchen/dining area is between the two dorms. The Group Camp is raised approximately twenty (20) feet off the ground, with concrete steps to enter these buildings. There is a catwalk connecting the buildings, so it is not necessary to climb the steps to travel between these buildings. An elevator is available for individuals requiring assistance, as well as for freight. Group Camp #1 is deemed handicapped accessible by Fontainebleau State Park. If you have a mobility issue, please contact Maryann Hoskins at email@example.com. We will attempt to accommodate your needs if given ten (10) days’ notice.
Fontainebleau State Park offers a variety of other accommodations in addition to Group Camp #1, including tent camping and RV camping. Please click on the following link to obtain additional information about the accommodations. Fontainebleau State Park accommodations
The private cabins at Fontainebleau State Park are not available for the weekend of Rendezvous 2019, as they have already reserved. These cabins are typically reserved nearly a year in advance. If you prefer to stay somewhere other than Fontainebleau Sate Park, there are numerous hotels in the Mandeville/Covington, Louisiana area.
Our rental does not include Group Camp #3 which has a separate entrance outside of the Park. Please do not enter Group Camp #3, as it is rented by another organization.
HOW MUCH/HOW TO PAY:
Registration Cost: $80
Payments can be made by check, money order, or PayPal.