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).


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

How Can LEEF Support You?

Your LEEF Board is here for you and we want to support you however we can during this challenging time, both personally and professionally. 

Please let us know what you need from us, and how to best communicate that information to you.

In the meantime, we have put together a list of resources that we think you will find helpful. This is a working document that will continue to grow.

Our best wishes for health and joy and peace during this time, and always.

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Annual Conference


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. Dr. Marty Main from the University of Florida will be our keynote.  He is best known for developing the Florida Master Naturalist Program, which includes a suite of natural history and conservation education courses taught by a statewide network of certified instructors celebrating 20 years this year. 

If you are interested in presenting, consider submitting a proposal.

More details will be posted soon about registration and schedule.

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY FIELD

Any educator incorporating environmental issues in their classes or programs is an environmental educator.

Environmental education is a cross-cutting field, spanning subject areas like STEM, the humanities, and the arts.

Our 200+ members work in diverse settings, including: schools, nature centers, zoos, youth organizations, science research stations, and universities.

Excellence in education requires excellent educators.

Join us and let's work together to create a more sustainable and equitable Florida.


WHY IS EE IMPORTANT?


LEEF SOCIAL MEDIA FEED

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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