• Friday, October 02, 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings LEEF Member,

    Researchers at the University of Florida are inviting our members to complete a survey on how environmental education professionals and researchers envision the future of environmental education.

    Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2S6eKyQ

    This study takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and your responses will help provide valuable insight into what the field of environmental education should focus on in the next twenty years.

    Participation in this study is completely voluntary and anonymous. Questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant may be directed to the IRB02 office, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611, (352) 392-0433.

    Thank you for your time. Your responses are incredibly valuable in shaping the future of the important work we do as environmental educators and researchers.


    The UF Environmental Education Lab

  • Thursday, October 01, 2020 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The monthly SEEA Newsletters have been uploaded to the website, for LEEF members' eyes only!

    Check them out.

  • Monday, September 28, 2020 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sanibel Sea School is part of the Sanibel - Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) family. Our mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. We look to a world where all people value, understand, and care for the ocean. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups in marine and environmental sciences & education.

    Our flagship headquarters is located on the east end of Sanibel Island, on the southwest coast of Florida and we have a satellite campus at the Sundial Beach Resort. We also partner with multiple resorts on Sanibel and Captiva and host summer camps on Sanibel and in Ft. Myers.

    We offer experiential, educational opportunities for 4-year-olds through adults. Our educational offerings include day classes on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, non-residential summer and winter camps, paddling and outdoor education activities, homeschooling, and educational outreach programs for our local community.

    We are a small staff, who are extremely passionate about the ocean and our work; we strive to offer exceptional customer service and education to each of our clients.

    Our goal is pretty simple, through exploration and discovery, we want to help children fall in love with the ocean. We believe that ocean love facilitates a deeper dedication to our ocean and its stewardship. We are passionate about our students, the ocean, and exploration. We seek educators who share those passions.

    The Marine Science Educator is responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of a marine biology curriculum that supports the mission of Sanibel Sea School.


    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals executing this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

    ·       Ensure the safety of children and adults in a variety of outdoor and marine environments

    ·       Convey knowledge of marine science and a passion for the natural environment

    ·       Foster an appreciation for marine ecosystems and encourage students to practice good ocean stewardship, leading by example

    ·       Maintain an excellent standard of quality when teaching field programs

    ·       Maintain a working knowledge of marine and local biota as well as significant developments and trends in marine science, coastal ecology, and marine conservation, especially related to Southwest Florida

    ·       Act as an ambassador of Sanibel Sea School, working to promote our programs within the local, regional, and national community

    ·       Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and equipment

    ·       Provide support for Sanibel Sea School projects as needed

    More Information: https://naaee.org/eepro/jobs/marine-science-educator-6

    Application Deadline: October 16th, 2020

    To Apply use the following link: https://app.trinethire.com/companies/23836-sanibel-captiva-conservati/jobs/29846-marine-science-educator(link is external)


  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kenneth Rainer is sporting his LEEF hoodie as he gets ready for cooler fall weather Jackie Zimmerman is looking great in purple as she shows off her LEEF t-shirt 

    These two LEEF members are modeling the LEEF shirts that they received by participating in our recent fundraising and scavenger hunt activities to engage our members during the COVID-19 stay-at-home period. We are offering many different kinds of activities so keep watching for something that piques your interest. LEEF wants you to keep LEEF in your minds and hearts as you explore our varied events!

    Book Club? Scavenger Hunt? Speaker Series? Conference Planning? Supporting our Fundraising Efforts? Select one of these or tell us what you want and we will try to accommodate!

    PS: If you aren’t into playing games or entering contests, you can purchase your own choice of LEEF swag at our online Bonfire store.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden


    Develop and implement all virtual and in-person field studies education programs, coordinate education content and programming for Garden-wide special events, coordinate and facilitate camp programs, pilot a weekend visitor engagement programs, and recruit and train a core team of volunteers to facilitate these programs.


    • BA in Education, Botany, Biology, Environmental Science, or related fields.
    • Three to five years’ experience in information education
    • Fluent Spanish speaker preferred
    • Experience with Blackbaud Database System a plus
    • Three to five years’ experience working with students and volunteers required
    • Effective communication skills and experience speaking to diverse groups of people
    • Team player with a positive, can-do attitude who is flexible, proactive and can anticipate and troubleshoot program details
    • Creative, organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic

    Click here to learn more.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Amy Padolf, Director of Education Program, at apadolf@fairchildgarden.org

  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Ecological Threat Register (ETR), produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, synthesizes and visualizes data on environmental indicators that can impact levels of violent conflict. The Register shows the challenges ecological threats and climate change pose to global development and peacefulness.

    Hosted by NewGen Peacebuilders (NGP) and Footprint App, Inc. in honor of the International Day of Peace (September 21), this free webinar will present an "Environmental Science + peace" curriculum that aligns with Unit 5 (Land and Water Use) of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) course and features the Pillars of Peace framework and Ecological Threat Register (ETR) produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace. These curriculum materials are now going to be available for free to APES teachers across the US given the COVID-19 remote learning challenge.


    How to Register:

    Teachers are advised to RSVP due to limited capacity.

    Register here

    Contact Email:


    Contact Name:

    Stephanie Suster

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2020 3:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello, Teachers. We know this is a school year like no other. Typical schedules and formats for teaching and delivering instruction have changed due to COVID-19. 

    At Streaming Science, our graduate students are striving to create an electronic field trip program this semester, as part of my science communication course (AEC 5541: Instructional and Communication Technologies in Agricultural and Natural Resources). 

    However, we know that our usual electronic field trip models that we have offered in the past will need to be adjusted to address the current school schedule and teaching reality.

    We have developed a quick educator survey to help us make decisions about how to design, develop, and implement our fall 2020 electronic field trips. We would greatly appreciate you taking about 15 minutes to provide us some insights/recommendations to inform our planning.

    We will not share your identity or responses with anyone outside of our class.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey! Your feedback is incredibly valuable and much appreciated!

    Dr. Jamie Loizzo
    Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication
    Department of Agricultural Education and Communication
    University of Florida

    Take the Survey

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2020 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, that guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. The course runs from October 1 – 31, 2020 on edX.org.

    U.S.-based and higher-education-centered, the five-week course is for anyone with teaching responsibilities and any level of diversity expertise. Registration for the course is open now.

    The course features:

    • compelling voices and stories from students and faculty
    • opportunities to reflect on social identity, both your own and students'
    • an introduction to key research on inclusion and student-centered learning
    • an emphasis on assessing your own course design through the lens of inclusion
    • a learning community guide to help form a cohort at your institution.

    The course is free to attend, or there is an option to earn a certificate (for a $99 fee).

    Meet our instructors and learn about the course in an introductory video.

  • Tuesday, September 08, 2020 6:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2020) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2021 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu

    Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2021 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

    COVID-19 Info and Curricular Innovation

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.  

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