California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Region 11 Newsletter 
August 2015

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2014, nearly 67,000 volunteers removed more than 1,190,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California's beaches, lakes, and waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California's fabulous coast and waterways.  The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on the planet!

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What's New in Region 11

 Family Garden Exploration with Los Angeles City Rangers

Enjoy a journey through stories, children's activities and exploration through the native plant Demonstration Garden with the Los Angeles City Rangers. Introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings. The program is free and open to the public. All ages welcome, no reservations required.


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Impressions Family Art and Nature Workshop

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at this exciting event for the whole family. Take an educational, guided coastal hike along the Discovery trail and participate in activities for all ages along the way. After a hike you will arrive at the Terranea Resort for a children's art workshop. All ages are welcome. 


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Once Upon A Canyon Night: Kids' Night Out, Exploring The Rainforest 

Surefire fun for children of all ages- live animals on our stage in an interactive presentation from the Wildlife Learning Center which has been delighting and educating audiences all over Southern California for almost 20 years . . .


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Local Events

The Institute is a three-part series exploring the intersection of social and environmental justice, sustainable food & service learning.


We invite you to submit a workshop that connects to the theme of BIO+DIVERSITY, sharing hands-on urban sustainability projects and strategies for authentic community engagement with educators from all over Los Angeles and Southern California. Proposals are due September 1, 2015.


Each participant will receive prepaid card to go directly towards the purchase of supplies to implement a service learning project with their students. These projects will be showcased at the final workshop date.



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

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