WELCOME TO LEEF

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF) is the professional organization for environmental education in Florida- advancing environmental literacy and promoting stewardship.

We are an independent volunteer run non-profit, and the state affiliate to the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).


WHAT WE PROVIDE


LEEF promotes environmental education in Florida by providing:

  • Conferences

  • National affiliation with NAAEE

  • Collaboration with southeastern states (SEEA)

  • Partnerships with other EE related FL groups

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Mini-grants

  • Training

  • News and resources

  • Networking


Excellence in education requires excellent educators. Join us and let's work together to create a more sustainable and equitable Florida.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

April 22 - 24, 2021

Celebrate Our Roots In EE As We Grow Forward

We have had to re-evaluate the pandemic and, seeing the challenges many organizations still have with budgets, we made the decision to go virtual for our Conference.  

Join us April 22-24, 2021 as we celebrate our roots in EE as we grow forward!  Our LEEF virtual conference will be celebrating 40 years since our first meeting.  Learn about the amazing work across the state showcasing longer term EE projects or programs, innovative environmental education during the pandemic, and efforts emphasizing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thank you to our sponsors Florida Gulf Coast Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education and the Ocean Conservancy. We're excited to announce that Dr. Marty Main from the University of Florida and Mr. Ray Coleman from, the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, will be our keynote speakers.  


Learn More

Register Here

LEEF Members: $40

LEEF Non-Members: $75

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Breaking News: Act Now!


March 1st - June 15th

Online applications for the 2021 “Seedlings for Schools Grant” will be accepted March 1 – June 15, 2021.
Pre-K to 12 teachers in Florida may apply for this FWF grant which includes a collection of Florida wildflowers from a Florida Association of Native Nurseries member and online guidance on garden establishment from the Seedlings for Schools grant administrator. Qualifying schools must have an existing garden area on campus and plans to use the garden to support STEM school curriculum.
Visit the Foundation’s grants page for more information. The Seedlings for Schools new webinar is available after March 17 with detailed steps for grant applications and creating your school’s Florida native wildflower garden.  Check out the 2021 application

Stay up to date with all upcoming events by reviewing our calendar and reading our blogs!


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Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades.  

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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