California Regional Environmental
Education Community

Statewide News Update  
September 30, 2015 

News and Announcements
On September 15, 2015, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, released a plan to improve instruction for students on the environment entitled, A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy. It is available online at

Learn what else is happening throughout California by visiting the CREEC Network's Current News section on the website (

Professional Learning Opportunities
Upcoming statewide events for educators and professional learning opportunities are posted on the CREEC website at Upcoming Statewide Events ( ).

Resources for California Educators
Grant Opportunities   
Environment-related grants available to educators and students are listed on the CREEC Network's website. For more information, please visit 2015-2016 Grants with Deadlines ( ).
Contests Available to Students  
Environment-related contests for students are listed on the CREEC Network's website. For more information, please visit Contests for Students and Schools ( ). 


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

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