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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 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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LEEC eNews Bulletin: Early Bird Registration Period Ends Thursday

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LEEC eNews Bulletin: LEEC Accepting Grant Proposals

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2015-2016 Grants Program. The submission deadline for each of these grants is March 16, 2015. 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
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2015-2016-LEEC-Educator-Grant-Guidelines
 
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2015-2016-LEEC-Educator-Grant-Application
 
Formal/Non-Formal Educator/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
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2015-2016-LEEC-Professional-Development-Grant-Guidelines
 
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2015-2016-LEEC-Professional-Development-Grant-Application
 
University Research Grants - Post-graduate research with a focus on environmental issues - Those eligible: Students attending Louisiana colleges or universities and who are working toward a Masters, Ph.D., or conducting Ph.D. research are eligible to apply on behalf of their school - Maximum award: $1,200
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2015-2016-LEEC-Research-Grant-Guidelines
 
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2015-2016-LEEC-Research-Grant-Application
 
For more information on these grants or the 2015 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 Bulletin: Lodging Assistance Now Available

LODGING ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Shell Exploration and Production Company, the Louisiana Environmental Education Association, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and Friends of Black Bayou, we are now able to offer lodging assistance to Louisiana educators attending the Louisiana Environmental Education State Symposium (http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium). The upcoming symposium, themed “Biodiversity in Our World,” is sure to be of high interest to all biology and environmental science educators in Louisiana! This event will be held at the Baton Rouge Marriott on February 27-28, 2015.

Educators from outside the 2015 conference area of Baton Rouge are eligible to apply for lodging assistance. The LEEC Lodging Assistance Sub-Committee will review all applications on a first-come, first-served basis and will approve awards for qualified applicants until the allotted funds are exhausted. Awards are determined by distance from the conference site and fulltime educators or university students pursuing an education degree are eligible for assistance.

Lodging assistance awards will pay for one half of the cost of a double-occupancy hotel room at the conference hotel’s (Baton Rouge Marriott) conference rate only. Two people receiving awards and rooming together will therefore stay for free! Applicants will be notified of their status within about one week of applying. Click the following link to download the form: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/doc/document/38828-lodging-assistance-application/lodging_assistance_application_2015.doc
To allow applicants time to take advantage of this opportunity, we are extending the Early Bird registration deadline. The new deadline is February 5, 2015. This is also the last date to book a room at the conference rate at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Follow this link to reserve a room: http://goo.gl/44Aw6x

LEEC also offers registration fee assistance to environmental educators demonstrating need. Please apply at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium-registration-assistance-form. Note that recipients must still register for the conference at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/symposium-registration and submit the fee balance.

Contact Thomas Gresham at tgresham@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-0124 for more information.
 

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LEEC eNews Bulletin - Exhibitor Registration Deadline Approaches

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission would like to remind exhibitors that the deadline for exhibitors to ensure inclusion in the Environmental Education State Symposium program is Friday, January 9, 2015.  While exhibitor registration will remain open until a week before the February 27-28 conference, those wishing to be included on printed promotional materials should submit an application by the official deadline.

The Louisiana Environmental Education State Symposium is a two-day professional development event hosted each year by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission and our partner the Louisiana Environmental Education Association. Day one of the conference consists of day-long short courses packed with information, lesson plans or tours of environmentally important areas of the host city. Day two features hour-long concurrent sessions geared to grade level and presented by environmental educators from around Louisiana and neighboring states. The upcoming event will be held at the Baton Rouge Marriott on February 27 and 28, 2015.

Exhibitor information can be found here. Visit https://www.thepayplace.com/stateoflouisiana/ldwf/enviredsymposium/billpreview.aspx to register online.

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