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The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission’s (LEEC) mission is to create a comprehensive and balanced environmental education initiative that results in a literate citizenry who will make informed decisions to effectively solve existing problems, prevent new ones and maintain a sustainable environmental for future generations.

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LEEC Special eNews Bulletin: 2015 LEEC Grants Announcement

We are pleased to announce the finalists for our 2015-2016 Grants Program!

2015 EDUCATOR GRANT FINALISTS

 

Project Leader 

Team Teacher
(if applicable)

School/ Organization

Project Title

Amount

John Dupuis

Jonathan Himel

St. Thomas More Catholic High School

Cafeteria Composting

$1965

Michelle Grantham

Dianna Hammond

Villa del Rey

Science and the Great Outdoors

$1942

Paul LeBlanc

Windy Mobley

L. W. Higgins High School

Wind Variation

$1998

Mary Legoria

Pam Fry

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet

Getting Our Feet Wet in the Wetlands

$2000

Adams Lintz

 

Green Park Elementary

Butterfly Investigations

$898

Helen Umstead

 

Scott Middle School

Modeling Environmental Leadership

$1000

SUBTOTAL

$9803

2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT FINALIST

 

Project Leader 

Agency Affiliation

Project Name

Amount

Stephanie Krouse

Academic Distinction Fund

Pre-K Private Eyes - Exploring Our Small, Small World

$2500

SUBTOTAL

$2500

2015 UNIVERSITY GRANT FINALISTS

 

Project Leader 

School

Project Title

Amount

Warwick Allen

Louisiana State University

The role of fungi, nutrient availability and competition in wetland plant invasions

$1200

Alexander Ameen

Tulane University

Spatial and temporal trends in a freshwater wetland seed bank

$1162

John Anjier

Southeastern Louisiana University

Assessing the impact of flooding and nutrients on three wetland plant species found along the Louisiana Gulf Coast

$1200

Andrew Flick

Louisiana State University

The effects of predation on disease transmission in soybean loopers (Pseudoplusia includens)

$1200

Sarah Giltz

Tulane University

Effects of ocean acidification on intermolt duration and growth of the juvenile blue crab in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

$1200

Rachel Harman

Louisiana State University

Different forms of density dependent dispersal and their effects on population dynamics

$1200

Michael Henson

Louisiana State University

Assessment of wetlands on the Louisiana coast using baseline microbial community structure and developing microbial indices

$1138

Katherine Hovanes

Louisiana State University

Effect of spatial pattern of a dominant competitor on community assembly processes

$1200

Zhen Xu

Louisiana State University

Assessment of Stable Isotopes of Dissolved Oxygen and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in Catahoula Lake

$1200

SUBTOTAL

$10,700

TOTAL AWARDED

$23,003

 

LEEC eNews Bulletin: 2015-2016 Green Schools Grants Program Announcement

2015-2016 Green Schools Grants Program Announcement
 
Open to accredited Pre-K-12 schools in Louisiana
 
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC), in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), is now accepting proposals for the new 2015-2016 Green Schools Grants program. The LEEC/LDOE is offering this grant to encourage Green Ribbon Schools initiatives in accredited Louisiana schools. Proposals to be considered are those that align with pillars found in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/eligibility.html.
 
General Information:
·         Application deadline: May 11, 2015
·         Maximum award: $5000.00
·         Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.
·         All applications will undergo an anonymous and competitive grant review process.
 
2015-2016 LEEC/LDOE Green Schools Grant Guidelines​
 
2015-2016 LEEC/LDOE Green Schools Grant Application
 
For more information about this grants program, please visit our website at: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/eec.
 
Or contact:
Venise Ortego
Environmental Education State Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
337-948-0255 / Fax: 337-948-0213
vortego@wlf.la.gov / http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/eec  

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LEEC eNews Bulletin: Environmental Art and Language Arts Contest

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LEEC Special eNews Bulletin: View Symposium Program and Environmental Education Grant Information Online

2015 Environmental Education State Symposium
Here’s a sneak peak at the 2015 Environmental Education State Symposium program! Check out all of the new, innovative courses to choose from. We've very excited about this year's lineup and we're looking forward to your participation. The conference begins this Friday, February 28 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Last minute registrations are welcome.
Visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/symposium-registration to register online.

2015 Environmental Education Grant Opportunities
In case you missed our recent announcement, check out the 2015 EE Grant Opportunities at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/grant-opportunities. Applications are open for educator, professional development and research grants. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. You can find guidelines and links to the online application forms at the link above.
 
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