LOOP fundraiser/Dan Forman memorial Thursday

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Outdoors enthusiast and educator Dan Forman founded the Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program in 2004 to link classroom education to outdoor experiences for area school children. Through the program, many students were exposed to the area's natural resources in state parks and City Park.

Forman died Feb. 9. He was 46. There's a story about LOOP by Ian McNulty here, and an obit and story about the program by the Times-Picayune's Bob Marshall.

Forman's friends have organized a tribute and fundraiser for LOOP from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at d.b.a. Jon Cleary performs and there's free food, a silent auction, raffles and more. Suggested donation is $10. Donations can also be sent to Friends of LOOP, c/o FirstLine Schools, 3649 Laurel St., New Orleans 70115.

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