Environmental Education Commission

LEEC Grants

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.

Grants are available in four different categories. See descriptions and links to applications and guidelines at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/grant-opportunities.

2019 LEEC Regional Short Courses

In 2019, the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission is bringing continuing education to you! Throughout the upcoming year, we’ll be focusing on environmental efforts going on in each part of the state, so in lieu of a single-location conference, we are staging workshops and/or tours in each of the major regions around Louisiana. The regional short courses will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

The theme of this year's program is "Taking Environmental Action: What's Great About Your Part of the State?" Workshops will be held in each major region of the state (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, the North Shore and Shreveport). Educators are welcome to attend any short course regardless of their home regions.

See more at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-leec-regional-short-courses. A fee of $20 is required to complete the registration process. Upon submission of your registration form you will be prompted to pay via Paypal. Contact Thomas Gresham at tgresham@wlf.la.gov to arrange an alternative method of payment. Lunch is provided.

Classroom teachers are eligible for a $30 stipend. You may fill out a stipend application at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-leec-regional-short-course-stipend-appication. You will receive an email with a pdf of your form to print, sign and turn in to your facilitator upon completion of the short course.

Art and Language Arts Contest

The 2019 LEEC Student Environmental Awareness Art and Language Arts Contest will feature the theme "Taking Environmental Action: What's Great About Your Part of the State?" We encourage students to investigate environmental efforts specific to their hometown, parish or region of the state.

Students: Does your community have a unique recycling center, dedicated volunteer organization, green business or outdoor facility that makes it unique in the environmental landscape? Take inspiration from people doing good things for the environment and create a piece of visual or language art that explains what is great about your part of the state.

The deadline for the contest is Friday, April 19, 2019.  

Visit the Art and Language Arts Contest Page for more information.

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Louisiana Environmental Education Commission's Mission Statement

To create a comprehensive and balanced environmental education initiative that will result in environmentally literate citizens who will effectively and constructively solve existing environmental problems, prevent new ones, and maintain a sustainable environment for future generations.