California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

February 2017 Newsletter
Region 11 - Los Angeles County


Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair 
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm 

Join us for a beautiful day at the arboretum! Here, you can look forward for fun with local families, educators, scouts and students and also network with environmental community resources. Learn about lifestyle solutions that impact the health of our planet through hands-on workshops, activities, and showcases.

Free buses available for teachers who need transportation.

301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

Click here for more information. 


- Candice Dickens-Russell, CREEC Coordinator, Region 11 

March 22-24, 2017 
Dare to Dream, the 28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference® will be held at Disneyland® in Anaheim, Calif., March 22-24, 2017, and you're invited! Whether you're young or young at heart, we're confident that this conference will inspire you to make a difference in the world.
When you attend Dare to Dream, you'll be joining more than one thousand students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the globe. This event will provide the tools, resources, ideas,and support you need to return home and make positive changes in your schools, communities, and across the globe.
Come dream with us. Disney is waiting!

Click here to learn more about this event.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

See how students and educators researched environmental issues in LA and took action.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm, networking event to follow
Environmental Charter High School
16315 Grevillea Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260

Click here to learn more about this event.

Are you looking to improve your campus recycling program? Want to fundraise through recycling projects? Join Generation Earth for our free "Recycling and Beyond" workshop Saturday, March 11th. Los Angeles teachers and students grades 6-12 are welcome. The event runs from 9 am - 1 pm in the Oak Room at the LA Arboretum. Parking and breakfast snacks provided. Teachers can apply for a mini-grant and free field trip bus.

Click  here  to learn more about this event.

Animal Homes Series: Snakes,
Friday, February 24, 3:00-3:30pm

Join Kidspace's Nature Specialist and explore proper pet care and housing for your animal friends.

Kidspace hosts a monthly series that explores proper pet care and housing. Each session will feature a different household pet, with the goal of helping guests learn the ins and outs of housing, feeding, health care, and play. You may already have this pet in your home and want to learn more or you may be considering adopting one. Come learn through hands-on demonstrations, with help from the Kidspace Critters, and receive a take-home guide.
Each session is 3:00 to 3:30pm in the Nature Exchange on the last friday of each month led by Kidspace's Nature Specialist who cares for the Kidspace Critters. Animal Homes  is free with Museum admission, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103 | (626) 449-9144

For more information see the 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.

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

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


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