California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Region 9a Newsletter (San Diego and Imperial Counties)
October 2016

Fall is Here 

It always seems like fall takes forever to come to San Diego. We tend to have some of our warmest days in September and the evenings are stilled filled with sun. As we begin getting cooler daytime highs, chilly evenings, and even the occasional cloudy morning it is lovely to see the changes happening around us. Kindergartners across the region are taking nature walks at school, looking for changes in the trees on their campus. Take a page out of their science notebooks and enjoy the signs of fall wherever you can find them!

- Crystal Howe, CREEC Coordinator, Region 9a
What's New in Region 9a

CREEC Launches a new website!

The state-wide website has relaunched with updated regional pages. Take a look at Region 9a for upcoming events, a provider list, and featured programs.  
Contact Crystal Howe if you would like to share an event or program on the San Diego/Imperial page!

Local Events

Featured Provider: The California Department of Water Resources

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California's water resources. The agency provides free  water education materials for schools  and the general public alike. It also organizes campaigns to conserve water in California, manages reservoirs and visitors centers, plans for flood control, and more. 
To learn more about the amazing array of resources and support for California residents to conserve our water resources, visit:


Sources for teachers and providers

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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.

Shannon Gordon, CREEC Network State Contact,, STEM Office, California Dept. of Education, 1430 N Street, Suite 4309, Sacramento, CA 95814

In San Diego/Imperial, CREEC is housed and supported by San Diego County Office of Education  Crystal Howe,

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