Kids get ‘passport’ through history
The program, which began Sept. 15, is called True or False Tour Passport. It is a cooperative project among the 10 parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist.
Tourist commissions in these parishes are working together to present the program.
“The True or False Tour is a fun, educational program for students and their families, which allows them to learn more about the region's attractions and historical sites,” said Jay Tusa, executive director of the River Parishes Tourist Commission. “Very often we forget all the great attractions that are available in our own backyard.”
The True or False Tour Passport can be picked up at any Tourist Information Center within the 10 participating parishes.
The student receives a passport with true or false questions listed for all the attractions and historical sites in each parish.
Once they are signed up for the program they must visit at least three locations in each parish, be accompanied by an adult and answer the questions in the passport.
The answers are available only by visiting the site or participating in a tour at the attraction.
When students complete a parish they must get their booklet stamped and certified by each parish Tourist Center. They will receive a gift from each parish completed. Participants will have one year from the departure date to complete all 10 parishes.
When the passport is completed, they can return to the Tourist Center where they began their journey to receive a special True or False T-shirt, a certificate of completion and a special prize.
Students who want to take the journey through southeast Louisiana may pick up their passports at any of the 10 parish Tourist Information Centers.
For more information on this project, call River Parishes Tourist Commission at 985-359-2562.
In the River Parishes, passports and information will be distributed to all local schools.
Families also may pick up passports daily, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the St. John Community Center in LaPlace.
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