Join us February 19-20, 2016 at the Baton Rouge Marriott for a plethora of fun, hands-on, environmentally-based educational lessons and activities while we show you how to "Explore the Natural World" with your students! Earn CLUs, network with educators and local scientists, and go home with great ideas for your classroom. Students LOVE applied science learning and our natural world (even the school yard) awaits exploration!
This conference is not the usual fare. We promise to inspire you with doable ideas for your classroom – even when you are not in sessions! From our science scavenger hunt to our luncheon centerpieces, we work hard to make this event entertaining and very educational. CC Lockwood, international photographer, speaker, and naturalist, will deliver the keynote address. And the fun culminates with a grand door prize consisting of a weekend stay at the state park of your choice!
Regular registration is just $50, which includes meals. Register online here .
Registrants who prefer to pay by check may download the registration form here . Send the form and check to:
5652 Hwy. 182
Opelousas, LA 70570
Lodging assistance  is available to those traveling a distance.
Hotel and Lodging Assistance Information
This year's conference hotel is the Baton Rouge Marriott, located at 5500 Hilton Avenue in Baton Rouge. The conference room rate is $95 per night if booked before January
19 28, 2016. Follow this link  to book your room online or call 225-924-5000.
Educators whose travel distance makes overnight stay a requirement are invited to apply for lodging assistance. A limited number of assistance awards are available, so please fill out and mail in this lodging assistance form  as soon as possible. It is the recipient’s responsibility to make his or her own hotel reservation prior to the Baton Rouge Marriott’s January
19th 28th deadline. Award recipients must register for the conference and are still responsible for registration fees.
Presenters: Dinah Maygarden, UNO's Coastal Education Program & Thomas Gresham, Assistant Environmental Education Coordinator
Exhibitors can find the exhibitor information form at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/document/39572-2016-environmental-education-state-symposium-exhibitor-information/exhibitor_information_20161.pdf  and can register with a credit card online at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2016-louisiana-environmental-education-symposium .
We are no longer accepting session proposals. Please check back soon for a draft program.
The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, The Louisiana Environmental Education Association and The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries