California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

RIMS Region 10 Newsletter 
Spring 2016 Earth Day Celebration Edition

Happy Spring!

"The Earth Laughs in Flowers" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Although everyday is Earth Day for us nature lovers, Spring is the season when we most often gather together in our communities to honor the Earth, celebrate the wonders of Nature and unite in our efforts to protect the Environment.  The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 in the United States, and in 1990 Earth Day events began to be organized internationally. Now, Earth Day is observed in over 190 countries across the world. In the United States, April is often called Earth Month. Spring festivals extend throughout May and culminate on June 5th with World Environment Day , a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

There are a lot of great local events happening this Spring! 
Remember to check out the CREEC Region 10 Events Calendar to find out about ALL of the many local events celebrating the Earth, and great Environmental Education opportunities being offered throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties! Some events require registration in advance, so check back often to make sure you catch them early ☺

Please share this newsletter with your fellow teachers and colleagues.

We are here to support you!

It's going to take a village to raise an environmentally literate California.

~ Your Region 10 Coordinator, Jen Futterman
What's New in Region 10
This year's theme is WATER and DROUGHT.  Submissions are due by 4pm on Friday, May 20th.  Join us for the Awards Ceremony on World Environment Day, June 5th, 2016... 

A celebration of green living with inspiring presentations and green living demonstrations every half hour ...

Enjoy a day learning about the basics of climate science, how DWR is addressing these impacts in regards to California's water supply and how Project WET can help you integrate climate science concepts and skills....


6/12/2016 to 6/15/2016

World Environment Day Celebration June 5, 2016

Plus: CREEC Environmental Art Exhibition Awards Ceremony!
WED Celebration is from 2pm-6pm, Art Awards Ceremony begins at 3:30pm

Come join CREEC and the City of Palm Springs to celebrate World Environment Day, June 5, 2016 at the Palm Springs Pavilion from 2pm-6pm. Enjoy the CREEC Environmental Art Exhibition and show your support at the Environmental Art Contest Awards Ceremony at 3:30pm

There's still time to submit your entry! 
The CREEC Environmental Art Exhibition entry submission due date is Friday, May 20th. You'll find more info on the award ceremony, contest and drop off locations for your entries on the  Region 10 page  on CREEC's web site.

Want to find more great events and opportunities?
Remember to check the CREEC Events Calendar for many more great upcoming events and environmental education opportunities. We send you just a sampling each month - there's lots of great listings found on the events calendar!


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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.

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.

Your CREEC Region 10 Coordinator is Jen Futterman - 
Making environmental education feel like a CREEC in the desert on a hot summer day. 

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

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