California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office


Statewide Newsletter 
July 9, 2016  


Announcements
Below are important announcements from the California Department of Education related to science and environmental education. 
 
Notification of Intent to Fund from the 2016-17 Environmental Education Grant Program RFA 
 
The notification of intent to fund from the 2016-17 Environmental Education Grant Program RFA are available for viewing online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r12/ee16result.asp.
 
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network website  
 
The CREEC Network website is in transition. The homepage at http://www.creec.org  currently displays a message "a new creec.org is coming soon."  We hope to have some new pages live as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition. 

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If you have any questions regarding either of the programs mentioned above, please contact Shannon Gordon by phone at 916-319-0190 or by e-mail at sgordon@cde.ca.gov.
 
State Invites Public Comment on New Science Framework 
 
Please read the California Department of Education News Release from Superintendent Torlakson inviting public comment on the draft California Science Framework available online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel45.asp.

Professional Learning Opportunities
 
While the CREEC Network website is in transition, please visit the following CDE Webpage for upcoming professional learning opportunities http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/
Resources for California Educators
 
While the CREEC Network website is in transition, please visit the following online site for resources for California educators: https://www.mydigitalchalkboard.org. 
Disclaimer: These professional learning opportunities and resources are intended merely to provide access to information. The California Department of Education (CDE) has not reviewed these opportunities or resources for effectiveness or alignment with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). CDE does not warrant or guarantee the effectiveness or results of any opportunity or resource that may be made available through this communication network. The inclusion of an opportunity or resource is neither an endorsement nor recommendation by CDE. Please excuse formatting errors that may result from the software application used to distribute this newsletter.
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The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project supported by the California Department of Education in collaboration with state, regional and local partners. Its expansive communication network provides educators with access to high-quality educational resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students.

Shannon Gordon, Statewide CREEC Coordinator, sgordon@cde.ca.gov
STEM Office, California Dept. of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 4309, Sacramento, CA 95814
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