Professional Development Opportunities

Quantifying Debris - A Marine Debris Workshop

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission is very pleased to announce the next session of its cross-curriculum Quantifying Debris workshop, to be held June 25-27, 2014 at Rockefeller Refuge in Cameron Parish. Participants will discover the local flora and fauna with area biologists, conduct beach profiling, receive GPS training and up to 16 professional development hours, and return home with a multitude of lessons and activities for their classrooms.

The event is open to teachers from EPA Region 6, encompassing Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

For more information, view the event flyer at

Apply online at

Louisiana Black Bear Workshop - Bear with Us

June 17-18, 2014
Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville, LA
Come join the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for a teacher workshop focused on our state mammal – the Louisiana black bear! Geared toward teachers of middle and high school students and informal educators, this workshop will cover topics ranging from the bears of the world to current research happening right here with our own Louisiana bears. The workshop promises to be complete with presentations, demonstration of classroom lesson activities, and field work related to black bear habitat identification using GPS and telemetry units.
Participants will receive:
  • GLE aligned lessons focused on the Louisiana black bear
  • $50 stipend upon completion of the workshop
  • Meals
  • 1 Night lodging at Palmetto Island State Park cabins (night of June 17, 2014)
  • Field work in black bear habitat
  • CLUs
  • GPS unit for your classroom upon completion of the workshop
Reservation fee is $25. Make checks payable to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF). (Checks will be returned upon completion of the workshop.)
Mail to:
Carrie Salyers
102 Magnate Dr. Suite 201
Lafayette, LA 70508
See flyer and registration form below.
Questions? Please contact: Carrie Salyers,