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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 E-News Bulletin: Ocean Exploration Short Course

The 2016 Environmental Education State Symposium, to be held February 19-20 at the Baton Rouge Marriott, kicks off in just two short weeks. Registration for the conference is just $50 and includes Saturday concurrent sessions and meals. Friday short courses are just $10 and also include lunch. Register at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2016-louisiana-environmental-education-state-symposium.
 
Registrants will have the opportunity to attend the Ocean Exporation short course, among others, offered Friday, February 19. Presented by environmental educator Murt Conover of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON),  the Ocean Exploration short course will offer attendees many lessons and activities full of information about the field of oceanography and how ocean exploration is conducted. Attendees will also get hands-on experince building a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and testing it underwater! Participants will keep their ROV frames.
 
Other activities and topics will include ocean floor mapping, research cruise simulation, bioluminescence, ocean climate change, deep sea ecosystems, and much more.
 
See more at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium.

LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: LEEC Accepting Grant Proposals for 2016-2017

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2016-2017 Grants Program. The submission deadline for each of these grants is March 15, 2016. 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/2016-2017-LEEC-Educator-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-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

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Professional-Development-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-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/2016-2017-LEEC-University-Research-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-University-Research-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

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Green-Schools-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Green-Schools-Grant-Application

 

For more information on these grants or the 2016 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 Special E-News Bulletin: Green Schools Tour, Leading Preschoolers in Exploration Short Courses Full

Last-minute registrants: Time is running out!

The Environmental Education State Symposium will be held February 19-20, 2016 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Formal and non-formal educators alike are invited to come learn new information and techniques, meet with peers, and gain continuing education hours. Regular registration for the event is just $50. Register here.

Be sure to check out our Friday Short Course offerings. Get focused instruction in a 7-hour session on Friday, February 19. The short course fee is $10 - lunch included. Be sure to register soon because the short courses are filling up. Both our Leading Preschoolers in Exploration and Green Schools Tour have proved overwhelmingly popular, so registration for each is now closed. Discovering Biodiversity only has a few spots left, so don't hesitate!

For more information, visit our website http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium or contact Thomas Gresham tgresham@wlf.la.gov.

LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Leading Preschoolers in Exploration Short Course Full, Last Day for Early Birds

Today is the last day to get the Early Bird registration rate of just $35 for the Environmental Education State Symposium in Baton Rouge on February 19-20. Beginning January 23, our regular registration rate will apply.
 
This conference is not just for "Environmental Education" teachers. The wide variety of presentations will appeal to anyone providing non-formal or formal education in the fields of science, the outdoors, natural resources, and more. We in Louisiana especially love the outdoors, which is why this conference theme is Exploring the Natural World. Choose from among our many Saturday concurrent sessions - organized by grade level and chock-full of great information to bring back to your classroom or educational space.
 
Be sure to check out our Friday Short Courses, too. For just $10 (lunch included), get a full 7-hour course on a specific topic, including: Green Schools, Discovering Biodiversity, the LEEC's new Watershed Webs project, or Ocean Exploration. Leading Preschoolers in Exploration is no longer available because registration exceeded capacity. Don't wait for your short course to fill up, too. Register today!
 
Find the online registration form at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2016-louisiana-environmental-education-state-symposium.

LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Early Bird Registration Ends Jan. 22

Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, January 22. Don't Miss Out!

Join us February 19-20, 2016 at the Baton Rouge Marriott for a plethora of fun, hands-on, environmentally-based educational lessons and activities while we show you how to "Explore the Natural World" with your students! Earn CLUs, network with educators and local scientists, and go home with great ideas for your classroom. Students LOVE applied science learning and our natural world (even the school yard) awaits exploration!

This conference is not the usual fare. We promise to inspire you with doable ideas for your classroom – even when you are not in sessions! From our science scavenger hunt to our luncheon centerpieces, we work hard to make this event entertaining and very educational. CC Lockwood, international photographer, speaker, and naturalist, will deliver the keynote address. And the fun culminates with a grand door prize consisting of a weekend stay at the state park of your choice!
Early bird registration is just $35, which includes meals. Register online here.

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LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Symposium Spotlight - Green Schools Tour

Spaces are filling up for the day-long short courses at the 2016 Environmental Education State Symposium to be held February 19-20 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Be sure to register soon at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2016-louisiana-environmental-education-state-symposium.
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LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Symposium Spotlight - Discovering Biodiversity Short Course

Spaces are filling up for the day-long short courses at the 2016 Environmental Education State Symposium to be held February 19-20 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Be sure to register soon at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2016-louisiana-environmental-education-state-symposium.
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