Professional Development Opportunities

Current Louisiana Professional Development Opportunities

This is a list of professional development opportunites found throughout the state that are sponsored and hosted by organizations other than the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission.

Mississippi River Delta Institute "Headwaters to the Delta" where Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) and local educators present a three day, field-based professional development opportunity to inspire, educate and prepare 3rd-8th grade teachers to engage students in STEM disciplines through experiential, inquiry-based investigations at local watersheds. 
Date: June 11-14, 2018
Location: St. Bernard Parish, Pontchartrain Basin, Louisiana
Host/Organizing Agencies: Hamline University
Sponsor: Meraux Foundation
Contact:  Blaise Pezold at or 504-264-8125

WETSHOP is a 6-day workshop is to provide teachers with an in-depth look at issues related to wetland ecology and coastal land loss in Louisiana.
Date: July 8-13, 2018
Location: Grand Isle
Host /Organizing Agency: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Contact: Angela Capello at 318-623-4661 or

Young Environmental Science Stewards (YESS) is a 3-day workshop where you can learn how you can incorporate Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences into your teaching.
Date: July 9-11, 2018
Location: UNO's Shea Penland Coastal Education and Research Facility (CERF)
Host/Organizing Agencies: University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC), Louisiana Sea Grant, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO)
Sponsor: NOAA B-WET
Contact: Dinah Maygarden

The Audubon Institute's Rescuing the Rainforest Teacher Workshop presents an opportunity to learn about logging in the South American Rainforest and its impacts on that fragile habitat.
Date: July 25, 2018
Host/Organizing Agency: Audubon Institute
Location: Audubon Zoo
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