LEEC eNews: LEEC Art & Language Arts Contest Reception, 4-H Job Opportunity


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On July 1, 2019, Louisiana Environmental Education Commission programming and staff will transfer 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! 

LEEC Celebrates With Art & Language Arts Contest Winners

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission hosted its annual Student Environmental Awareness Art & Language Arts Contest reception at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. Student winners, their families, teachers and school administrators joined LEEC board members and contest judges for an awards ceremony and address by this year's guest speaker, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Director Susan Testroet-Bergeron.

A former classroom educator and LEEC commissioner, Ms. Testroet-Bergeron reminded students of the stunning variety of habitats we experience across Louisiana, and congratulated them for highlighting their communities as they produced art and language arts works to illustrate the theme "Taking Environmental Action: What's Great About Your Part of the State?"

First, second and third place winners from four age groups in both art and language arts categories received certificates and cash awards for their work, which will be featured in the annual LEEC Student Visual and Language Arts Calendar to be produced this fall.

Pictured below are the winners, LEEC commissioners and staff, and contest judges attending the event.

















Employment Opportunity

4-H Youth Wetlands Program Coordinator

The LSU AgCenter is in search of a qualified Extension Associate to act as their Youth Wetlands and Education Outreach Program Coordinator.
The successful candidate will coordinate and promote the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program, raise public awareness of the importance of wetlands to the state of Louisiana, and demonstrate ways all Louisiana residents can contribute to wetland restoration.  The Program Coordinator will work full-time in the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development unit with the Youth Wetlands and Education Outreach Program funded through the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA).
The original deadline to apply was June 25, 2019, but the deadline will be extended. See the application web page for more information.


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