0523-biology-fishing-voila-03.JPG Nicholls State University is located on the banks of historic Bayou Lafourche in the heart of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in Thibodaux, La.Thibodaux is a quiet town full of moss-draped oak trees and Cajun spirit. The area is surrounded by cypress-tupelo swamps that give way to fresh marsh, brackish marsh, and salt marsh as you travel down the bayou. Thibodaux may be a small town, but New Orleans and Baton Rouge are only an hour away.

The summers are warm and the winters are mild. Opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, bird-watching and nature exploration are abundant all around Thibodaux.