Environmental Education Commission

Important Notice

On July 1, 2019, Louisiana Environmental Education Commission programming and staff transferred from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to the Louisiana Department of Education. The commission and staff will continue to bring unique and exciting programming to formal and non-formal educators around the state. There may be a short delay in communication while we transition, but we'll be back providing information and opportunities soon!

Professional Development

The first Louisiana Coastal Fellowship Program is currently underway, thanks to a generous grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation. A  20-member cohort of middle and high school teachers from the New Orleans area are participating in a series of four professional development workshops focusing on Coastal Issues, Marine Debris, Water Quality and Invasive Species. See the Louisiana Coastal Fellowship Program page for more information.

LEEC Grants

2019 LEEC Grants have been awarded, see http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/grant-opportunities for more information.

Art and Language Arts Contest

2019 LEEC Student Environmental Awareness Art and Language Arts Contest is an annual event open to Louisiana K-12 students ages 5-18. Students are invited to submit visual or written work centered around the theme. The 2019 contest featured the theme "Taking Environmental Action: What's Great About Your Part of the State?"
 
See the winners of this year's contest below. All winners will receive prize money from the Louisiana Environmental Education Association and their works will be featured in the LEEC's 2020 Studen Visual and Language Arts Calendar.
 
Art Category
 

Place

Name

School

Parish

Title of Work

Teacher or Administrator

 

Group 1 Ages 5-7

1

Brynlee Trexler

Word of God Academy

Caddo

The Bayou at Night

Linda Sikes

2

Chris Zhang

Wildwood Elementary

East Baton Rouge

Recycle, Rebuild

Tramaine Moten

3

Elijah Berney

Word of God Academy

Caddo

I Love Louisiana

Linda Sikes

 

Group 2 Ages 8-10

1

Hollier Sutherlin

Isidore Newman

Orleans

Snowy Egrets of Avery Island

Jennifer Williams

2

Kara Jones

Word of God Academy

Caddo

The Pelican

Linda Sikes

3

Colin  Farnsworth

Isidore Newman

Orleans

Rescue in the Bayou

Jennifer Williams

 

Group 3 Ages 11-13

1

Veda Devireddy

Glasgow Middle

East Baton Rouge

Untitled

Geeta Dave

2

Arisha Sultana

A.E. Phillips Laboratory

Lincoln

Rock Island Greenway

Crystal Pye

3

Joanne Yi

Homeschool

East Baton Rouge

Return to Nature

Christina Yi

 

Group 4 Ages 14-18

1

Kate Duplantis

Bayou Blue Middle

Lafourche

Bayou Cleanup

Andre Adams

2

Kasandra Peterson

Ruston Jr. High

Lincoln

Peachy Clean

Crystal Pye

3

Andrew Childs

Glasgow Middle

East Baton Rouge

Untitled

Geeta Dave

 

Language Arts Category

Place

Name

School

Parish

Title of Work

Teacher or Administrator

 

Group 1 Ages 5-7

1

Sonny Howard

South Highlands Elementary

Caddo

The Beautiful Red River

Anita Vailes

2

Cameron Poole

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic

Lafayette

My First Trip to the Swamp

Morgan Deshotels

3

Brayson Spinner

Bains Elementary

West Feliciana

My Backyard

Marjorie Dubea

 

Group 2 Ages 8-10

1

Shuyan Klein-Helmkamp

Isidore Newman

Orleans

A Trip to the Green Project

Jennifer Williams

2

Stella Volz

Isidore Newman

Orleans

To Kill a Water Hyacinth

Jennifer Williams

3

Ren Guidry

Isidore Newman

Orleans

Bayou Christmas

Jennifer Williams

 

Group 3 Ages 11-13

1

Landry Brouillette

Homeschool

West Feliciana

St. Francisville

Sonya Brouilette

2

Braden Brown

St. Margaret Catholic School

Calcasieu

Bayou Poetry

Devon Melville

3

Arjun Desai

Caddo Parish Middle Magnet

Caddo

The Good Ol' Red River

Sarah Knick

 

Group 4 Ages 14-18

1

Andrew Hightower

Saint Paul's School

St. Tammany

Lake Pontchartrain Beach Sweep

Ray Bulliard

2

Ethan Viator

Saint Paul's School

St. Tammany

The River Runs Through It

Ray Bulliard

3

William Ditta

Saint Paul's School

St. Tammany

Don't Let It Slip Away

Ray Bulliard

For more information, contact Thomas Gresham at tgresham@wlf.la.gov

Visit the Art and Language Arts Contest Page for more information.

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Louisiana Environmental Education Commission's Mission Statement

To create a comprehensive and balanced environmental education initiative that will result in environmentally literate citizens who will effectively and constructively solve existing environmental problems, prevent new ones, and maintain a sustainable environment for future generations.