LEEC eNews: Present at KLB's Conference, Apply for LEEC Grants, and More!


Spaces are Filling Up for the 2019 Regional Short Course Event

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission has planned short course events in every corner of the state for February 16, 2016. Teachers and non-formal educators: Choose a workshop near you or opt to discover a new area of our state! Earn CLUs; receive lessons, activities, supplies and other goodies! Registration is $20, which includes lunch. Classroom teachers completing the course will receive a $30 stipend from the Louisiana Environmental Education Association. Whether you want to kayak on Indian Bayou or plant marsh grasses at Big Branch, learn how to raise insects in your classroom or discover the benefits of citizen science, we've got the right short course for you!
Visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-leec-regional-short-courses to access full course descriptions and to register.

LEEC Grants Program

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2019-2020 Grants Program. The submission deadline for each of these grants is February 22, 2019. Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.
Visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/grant-opportunities for category descriptions, guidelines and applications.

Educator Opportunities

North American Association for Environmental Education Seeks Competition Judges

NAAEE is seeking desk reviewers to judge applicants to the 2019 UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA). Judges will review applications submitted by non-profit programs across the US and Canada, using a rubric to identify the strongest and most innovative candidates.
The ULIEA team will provide the judging materials and applications to review on Friday, March 22, with a deadline of turning in your scores by 5pm ET on Thursday, April 4.
Each judge will receive up to (10) applications to review and we expect the review process to take no more than (4) hours. Judges will receive an honorarium of $100 in the form of a AMEX gift card for their contribution to this process.  
If you are interested in participating as a Desk Reviewer, please register here by Friday, February 9, 2019. We will advise you by no later than Friday, March 1 as to whether you have been selected to participate as a Desk Reviewer. 
For questions, please contact Christiane Maertens at Christiane@naaee.org.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful Opens Call for Presenters for its Sept. 25-26 Conference

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is seeking dynamic presentations for its 2019 annual state conference. The state conference is an opportunity for community leaders, elected officials, businesses, and non-profit organizations to come together and learn how we can create a greener, cleaner Louisiana. 
Each year, KLB's conference educates attendees about how they can improve their local communities through volunteer engagement and retention, innovative strategies to reduce and prevent litter, and new research that sheds light on current environmental issues. Share your knowledge and experiences - apply by February 16, 2019.


GOMA Offers Beneficial Use of Dredge Materials Webinar

In this webinar, Karin Olsen and Wendell Mears, of Anchor QEA, will share the story of a novel cross-state collaboration. They will discuss the methods associated with dredged sediment from the Port of Gulfport to restore marshes in coastal Louisiana. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time.  
Access the webinar through Adobe Connect: https://meet51615459.adobeconnect.com/goma_webinar/  
For questions, contact Christina Mohrman, GOMA Program Coordinator at Christina.Mohrman@gomxa.org.     


Audubon Nature Institute Career Fair

The Audubon Nature Institute is seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, and volunteer positions. A career fair will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans.
Visit https://audubonnatureinstitute.org/careers for more information.

Audubon Zoo Offers Free Admission to Orleans Residents

Beginning this month, Audubon Zoo will be hosting Orleans Parish Appreciation Day each Wednesday in 2019.  Residents with a government issued identification card that indicates they are residents of Orleans Parish will receive “free admission with up to four guests to Audubon attractions, rotating each week from the zoo, aquarium, butterfly garden and insectarium and the planetarium at the Louisiana Nature Center.”  Orleans Parish residents who receive SNAP benefits will also be eligible to receive free admission with up to four guest at the “zoo and the other Audubon properties.”