California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Capital Region 3 eblast  
April 2017   

G.O. Network! Cultural Relevancy in the Outdoors    
Special Guest:  Charles Thomas, Executive Director of Outward Bound Adventures

Charles Thomas has spent over twenty years as the ED of OBA, the first organization in California dedicated to bringing underserved youth to the outdoors. Charles is a leader in working with youth and creating the next generation of outdoor adventurers and conservationists. Also hear from youth who have gone from camp attendees to camp facilitators and how outdoor leadership camps have impacted their lives.

What to expect:
* Learn about the work of OBA and where the future of outdoor leadership is heading.
* Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to build programming that is
relevant to diverse groups.
* Participants will take away tools to create more engaging, relevant outdoor programming.

Lunch will be provided

Twin Rivers USD
5115 Dudley Blvd, Bay A
McClellan, CA 95652

- Karen Swan, CREEC Co-coordinator, Region 3

- Deb Bruns, Co-coordinator, Region 3


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 Region 3, the CREEC Network is coordinated through a partnership between
the Center for Land Based Learning and the Yolo County Office of Education,
Karen Swan,
 Deborah Bruns,


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