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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.

LEEC eNews: Student Eco Challenge, Climate Change Webinars and More!

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LEEC eNews: Grant Deadline Approaching, Green Ribbon School Webinar, and More!

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LEEC eNews: Latest LEEC Call for Exhibitors, Black Bear Teaching Resources, and More!

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LEEC eNews Bulletin: Call for Environmental Education State Symposium Exhibitors and Presenters

On February 23-24, 2018, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission will host the Louisiana Environmental Education State Symposium at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave in Baton Rouge. This year's theme is "Green STEM," which aims to teach students about environmentally-focused science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
 
Exhibitors: Our target audience will include classroom teachers, pre-service teachers, and non-formal educators and our emphasis this year will be placed on engaging teachers and students in science-based careers. The deadline for exhibitor registrations is Friday, January 19, 2018. Please find the registration form at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2018-exhibitor-registration
 
Presenters: Do you have a hands-on workshop, lesson activities, or exemplary program that you would like to share with environmental educators? Particularly one that incorporates the outdoor learning experience? Consider presenting at the upcoming 2018 Environmental Education State Symposium. Help teachers by giving them the tools necessary to conduct quality environmental lessons. We find that teachers love presentations made by fellow teachers, so if you are a classroom teacher with an innovative lesson, please consider using the symposium as a way to reach a larger audience of students and inform your peers about the great things you're doing in your classroom. The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 8, 2017. Visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2018-presenter-form to submit a session proposal. 
 
For more information: Thomas Gresham, Asst. Environmental Education Coordinator at tgresham@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-0124.

LEEC eNews: Latest LEEC News, Federal Grant Opportunities, and More!

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LEEC eNews Bulletin: LSSS WORKSHOP FOR NON-FORMAL EE EDUCATORS

Exploring the New Louisiana Student Standards for Science

This workshop will take place on Thursday, October 5th from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Education’s Claiborne Building, Thomas Jefferson Rooms A & B, in Baton Rouge. For those that attended the Louisiana Student Standards for Science (LSSS) workgroup meeting held on August 2nd, this serves as a follow-up. However, attendance at the earlier meeting is not a prerequisite.

If you are a non-formal educator or work for an organization that supports environmental educators, the LSSS Workshop for Non-Formal EE Educators is an opportunity for you to gain a greater understanding of the new science standards. These standards will greatly impact how teachers teach science and we as professional development and resource providers need to understand these changes.

The focus for this workshop is to identify and refine phenomena within your organization or scope of work. These phenomena include an anchor phenomenon, which presents a question or problem that students can investigate, and leads them to learn, experiment, and study related topics along the way to finding an answer or developing a solution. Participants will also establish investigative phenomena to support their anchors, and determine what classroom resources their organizations can provide to teachers and students. These resources may include audio-visual, reading, physical materials, or any others that help students better understand the anchor phenomenon.

Participants should bring the following:

  • LSSS standards – hardcopy or computer download at http://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/academic-standards, K-12 Louisiana Student Standards for Science (2017)
  • Data, reports, pictures, videos, and/or publications regarding a current research project or specific area of interest for your organization (to be developed into a phenomenon with resources for students and teachers)

This is a great opportunity to gather with other environmental education professionals and Department of Education representatives to delve into the new science standards. We encourage attendance in pairs or small groups to facilitate the development of organization-based phenomena, so please plan accordingly.  Lunch will be available for purchase in the Claiborne Building cafeteria.

Space is limited and attendees must RSVP by September 29th to https://goo.gl/uvYJve.

For more information, contact Venise Ortego at vortego@wlf.la.gov or 337-948-0255. We look forward to your participation!

LEEC eNews Bulletin: 2017 LEEC Grants Fall Release

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2017 Grants Program, Fall Release. The submission deadline for each of these grants is September 25, 2017. Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.
 

Educator Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact Louisiana students - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $1,000 for 1 teacher or $2,000 for a team

2017-2018 LEEC Educator Grant Guidelines

2017-2018 LEEC Educator Grant Application

 

Professional Development Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact pre-service and/or in-service educators in Louisiana - Those eligible: Louisiana education, state, or environmental agencies, colleges, universities, or 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations - Maximum award: $2,500

2017-2018 LEEC Professional Development Grant Guidelines

2017-2018 LEEC Professional Development Grant Application

 

Green Schools Grants - Supports projects designed to reduce a school’s environmental impact, reduce health disparities that can aggravate achievement gaps, and engage students in hands-on learning. Proposals to be considered are those that align with pillars found in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/green-schools-pillars-and-elements - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $5,000

2017-2018 LEEC/LDOE Green Schools Grant Guidelines

2017-2018 LEEC/LDOE Green Schools Grant Application

 

For more information on these grants or the 2018 Environmental Education State Symposium, visit our web-site at:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/eec.

Or contact: Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries vortego@wlf.la.gov

 

LEEC eNews: LEEC Grants, Green Ribbon School Awards, and More!

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LEEC eNews: Climate Data, Webinars and More!

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LEEC eNews: Grant Opportunity, Resources and More!

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