LEEC eNews Bulletin: Symposium Pre-registration Ends Monday; Grand Door Prizes Announcement

Pre-registration Ends Soon for Environmental Education State Symposium

It's almost time for the 2017 Environmental Education State Symposium, to be held February 3 & 4, 2017 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Baton Rouge. While we enter the final planning phase and prepare for the big event, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission would like to announce that pre-registration for the Louisiana Environmental Education State Symposium and short courses end Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. On-site registration for the conference will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. February 3 and from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. February 4.
Educators from Bossier City to Chauvin, Lafayette to New Orleans and everywhere in between will be on hand to present information about their exciting and innovative environmental education projects and activities. 
If you register before Monday night, you'll have the opportunity to join in on one of the four remaining optional Friday short courses (see http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium for details), but you'll have to hurry because each short course is approaching maximum capacity.

Grand Door Prizes Announced

Just in case we haven't convinced you to register yet, check out the fantastic Grand Door Prizes we'll be drawing for at the conclusion of the 2017 Environmental Education State Symposium.
Ten winners will receive a cashier’s check to cover the cost of purchasing an Environmental Education specialty plate at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. https://expresslane.dps.louisiana.gov/SpecialPlatesPublic/SpecialPlatesViewer.aspx
One winner will enjoy a weekend at a state park of their choice.
One winner gets to choose one from the following field studies with LDWF biologists between late March and July of 2017:
  • Take day trip to open pine habitat in Northwest Louisiana where we will be trying to catch the elusive Louisiana pinesnake.
  • Join the search for gopher tortoises. Staff will have a burrow camera in tow to scope burrows and document the presence or absence of tortoises, and a tortoise in hand to release in its new home on the north tract of Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area.
  • Accompany LDWF staff to inspect red cockaded woodpecker cavities for nesting activity with a telescoping video camera. Observe the capture and banding of RCW nestlings.