California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

June 2016 Newsletter
Region 11 - Los Angeles County

Project Produce Grant- Apply Now!
$2,500 Fruit and Veggie Grants for schools!
Application open now - There is no deadline. Grants will be determined on an ongoing basis depending on available funding.
Launched in 2014 by Chef Ann Foundation and superfoods company Healthy Skoop , Project Produce helps schools increase kids' access to fresh fruits and vegetables and provides nutrition education through fun lunchroom learning activities. The grant program is designed to help create experiential nutrition education when and where students make their food choices: in the cafeteria. The $2,500 one-year grants support food costs to incorporate fruit and vegetable tastings into the school's nutrition program. The goals of Project Produce are to expand students' palates and to increase their consumption of fresh produce.

- Candice Dickens-Russell, CREEC Coordinator, Region 11

What's New in Region 11

Walking Tour of Ballona Wetlands - June 18th

Drop by for a guided tour of Ballona Wetlands. Walk the trail, see new sights, and deepen your understanding of the wetlands with hands-on activities. 
Meet at 13768 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Tours at 10am and 11am.
Program is free, parking is free.
For more information: 310-858-7272 ext. 131 or visit or

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Generation Earth's Facilitating Environmental Service Learning Workshop - July 21st

Teachers, administrators, and coordinators serving grades 7 - 12 in Los Angeles County are invited to our free workshop.
* Discover the power of environmental service learning
* Learn how to use this teaching method to complete environmental projects with students
* Receive information on how service learning engages students, while supporting the New State Standards
* Become eligible for project resources, personalized support from Generation Earth staff, and a free bus for a project-related field trip.

Time - 9am-3pm, Place - Huntington Library 6518 Miles Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255.

Click here to learn more about this event.

Bird Walk with Wildbirds Unlimited - July 20th

Special guided bird walk with Wild Birds Unlimited

Explore the birds now making a home in the restored habitat at the canyon. The program is free and open to the public. All ages welcome.
Time: 8:30am to 10am.
Where: White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W PaseoDel Mar, San Pedro, San Pedro.

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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.
In Los Angeles, CREEC is housed and supported by TreePeople. 
Candice Dickens-Russell CREEC-LA Coordinator 818.623.4876

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

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