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.