California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Region 6 Newsletter 
April 2016 

Earth Day is April 22  

Spring is here, time to celebrate Earth Day and get ready for summer!  This newsletter has some local events to celebrate earth day this month.  Spring is also the time to plan your summer professional development.  We are busy planning the Gold Rush and the Environment to be offered in Angels Camp in July and the Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute to be offered in Stockton in June.  See below for these and the many other environmental education and science classes to be offered in our region. 

- Conni Bock, CREEC Coordinator, Region 6
What's New in Region 6  

Gold Rush Days and the California Environment

July 22, 2016,  9:00am - 12:30pm, at the Angels Camp Museum.  Receive two class sets of the EEI curriculum and activities focused on the history, geology and the effects of the gold rush then and now . . .

Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute

June 9, 10, 11 and Nov 2, 2016, in Stockton.  Learn about the Delta and the EEI Curriculum while enjoying fun Project WET activities that you can take back to your classroom.  $200 stipend for completion . . .   

Project WET Supports Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards

Hands on activities to support current standards.  For more information, click on the links below 

Local Events


CSERC Celebrates 25 Years! 

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center is celebrating their 25 years of conservation of forests and rivers and quality environmental education.   CSERC offers free school programs about wildlife, water and habitat values.  Since 1990, the Center has reached over 142,000 viewers with stimulating and informative programs adapted to fit the interests and the age levels of each group of participants.    

Learn more about CSERC programs on their website


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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.
***CREEC is housed and supported by San Joaquin County Office of Education***
Conni Bock, Coordinator,
Shannon Gordon, Statewide CREEC Coordinator,
STEM Office, California Dept. of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 4309, Sacramento, CA 95814

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