Environmental Education Commission

Symposium Registration

On-site registration will be available at the 2015 Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium to be held February 27-28, 2015 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Find more information on the symposium page. See you at the conference!

2015 Grants Announcement

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



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



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



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

Professional Development Opportunities Available

“Give a Whoop!” NEW ORLEANS Workshop Registration is Open

Learn about the Whooping Crane reintroduction program and the crane’s amazing journey back from the brink of extinction! This workshop, held on February 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, will explain the complexities and challenges of the reintroduction program, demonstrate classroom lesson activities, and allow participants the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures! This workshop opportunity is open to both formal and non-formal Louisiana educators. Find the registration form here.
“Give a Whoop!” LAKE CHARLES Workshop Announced
A March 14, 2015 date has been set for the Lake Charles area "Give a Whoop!" whooping crane workshop. Check back soon for registration information.

Also, see our Environmental Education State Symposium web page. Attendees can acquire up to 12 CLUs for participating in this conference.

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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.