LEEC eNews: 2019 Regional Short Courses, Art and Language Arts Contest, and More!

Art & Language Arts Contest

The 2019 LEEC Student Environmental Awareness Art and Language Arts Contest will feature the theme "Taking Environmental Action: What's Great About Your Part of the State?" We encourage students to investigate environmental efforts specific to their hometown, parish or region of the state.

Students: Does your community have a unique recycling center, dedicated volunteer organization, green business or outdoor facility that makes it unique in the environmental landscape? Take inspiration from people doing good things for the environment and create a piece of visual or language art that explains what is great about your part of the state.

The deadline for the contest is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Visit the Art and Language Arts Contest Page for more information. Download the entry form here.

Registration Open for 2019 Regional Short Courses

In 2019, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission is bringing continuing education to you! Throughout the upcoming year, we’ll be focusing on environmental efforts going on in each part of the state, so in lieu of a single-location conference, we are staging workshops and/or tours in each of the major regions around Louisiana. The regional short courses will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

The theme of this year's program is "Taking Environmental Action: What's Great About Your Part of the State?" Workshops will be held in each major region of the state (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, the North Shore and Shreveport). Educators are welcome to attend any short course regardless of their home regions.

A fee of $20 is required to complete the registration process. Upon submission of your registration form  you will be prompted to pay via Paypal. Contact Thomas Gresham at tgresham@wlf.la.gov to arrange an alternative method of payment. Lunch is provided. Classroom teachers are eligible for a $30 stipend.

Be sure to register early. Space is limited! View the course descriptions and registration form at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-leec-regional-short-courses.

Upcoming Events from the Green Project, New Orleans

  • Maker Space Open
    The Green Project’s brand new MakerSpace merges the salvage materials found in our store with the tools and resources needed to MAKE! Located on the Second Floor of our storefront at 2831 Marais St., the MakerSpace includes a Tool Lending Library, Community Workshop, and Educational Classroom. Open Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 22 from 1-4 p.m.
  • Broad St. Paint Collection
    The Green Project is hosting a Community Paint Collection Day at Whole Foods on Broad St. Saturday, December 8th from 12-2 p.m.
  • Recycled Rope Making Workshop
    Learn how to turn plastic bags into strong and interesting rope. Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m. at the Green Project , 2831 Marais St., New Orleans.
Visit the Green Project website for more information.


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