LEEC eNews: NAAE Conference Scholarship, Coastal Fellowship Program and More!


Louisiana Coastal Fellowship

The LEEC is seeking applicants for its 2019 Louisiana Coastal Fellowship program. This project, sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, begins with four 2-day workshops in the summer of 2019, followed by development and implementation of environmental science phenomena to be used in the classroom and shared with Louisiana teachers on a statewide database.

Apply at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-coastal-fellowship-program.

Program Details

· Available for 20 7th - 12th grade teachers in the Greater New Orleans Area

· 4 coastal-themed workshops

· Participants develop environmental science phenomena for official LSSS database available to all Louisiana teachers


· Coastal Restoration -  Baton Rouge, June 3-4

· Marine Debris - Grand Isle, June 18-19

· Water Quality - Cocodrie, July 1-2

· Invasive Species, New Orleans, July 18-19

Fellows Will Receive

· 64 hours of professional development

· Minimum of 20 hours in outdoor settings

· $1,500 stipend plus water testing supplies valued at $300

· Meals and lodging

· Support to develop and implement coastal and wetland phenomena in your classroom

This program is conducted by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission with cooperation from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Louisiana Department of Education, LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Ripple Effect, and the University of New Orleans.

Art and Language Arts Contest

There are still a week left before the April 19, 2019 deadline for the Student Environmental Awareness Art and Language Arts contest. Students can win a cash prize of up to $200 and have their work featured in our annual calendar. Find out more at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/artcontest.

Conference Scholarship

NAAEE Conference Scholarship

To help ensure broad participation at its Annual Conference, NAAEE offers a limited number of Affordability Scholarships to professional environmental educators. Affordability scholarships support those with limited resources who may not be able to attend the conference without assistance. These scholarships are intended to help diversify participation in the conference and ensure inclusivity in our community.
Environmental education professionals, K–12 classroom teachers and administrators, and college/university faculty working full time in environmental education or a closely related field can apply. The scholarship provides a 50% discount on full or one-day conference and/or Research Symposium registration.
If needed, recipients must be willing to volunteer for one two-hour shift during the conference, assisting with such tasks as working at the registration or information desk, acting as a room monitor, or assisting with special events.
The deadline for scholarship applications is June 17, 2019.  Applicants will be notified by July 30. See https://naaee.org/conference/scholarships/affordability-scholarship.

Employment Opportunity

BREC Seeking Camp Counselors and Directors

Baton Rouge area educators can visit http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/page/Careers to see what opportunities are available for summer employment.

Among the jobs listed is the Director position for Nature Explorers Summer Camp. From BREC's recruitment site: "Nature Explorers is a hands-on engaging camp that introduces campers to local habitats, flora and fauna and sampling techniques.  This is not an overnight camp but we do take campers on field trips to parks and natural areas around Louisiana at least two days a week.  Knowledge of biology or basic ecology is prefferred."  


Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival

April 12-14 Visit https://www.townofgrandisle.com/events/grand-isle-migratory-bird-festival/ for more information.


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