California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Region 3 Capital Newsletter
Summer is Coming!  

Summer Opportunities 2016  

Read on to learn about exciting Professional Development opportunities for K-12 teachers, as well as some fun summer camps for teenagers.

- Karen Swan, Co-coordinator, Region 3 

- Deb Bruns, Co-coordinator, Region 3 

For Teachers

Floodplains Ecology Institute: June 20-22

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily. Take advantage of this incredible summer teacher training to learn from scientists, engineers, educators, and others involved in floodplain ecology and management. Highlights include field trips to regional floodplains such as the Cosumnes River Preserve, and a career panel with water-related scientists. Project WET and California EEI curriculum training also included. Designed with grade 6-12 teachers in mind, but open to teachers of any grade level. $200 stipend for full participation.    
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Project Learning Tree in Schoolyard Habitats for K-12 Teachers: June 21-22, Rancho Cordova

Prepare to create wildlife habitat at your site. Get excited and ready to teach your students about native plants and wildlife, and using your schools' outdoor spaces as your classroom. $20 fee.

Tuolumne River Institute for High School Teachers:

July 11-13

3-day raft trip and multidisciplinary study of the Tuolumne River. Have fun on the river while working with UC Davis scientists. Come home prepared to lead your students in assessing your local watershed and exploring natural resource careers. $50 fee.
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Forestry Institute for K-12 Teachers. Opportunities in June and July in Northern CA

Gain knowledge, skills and tools to effectively teach forest ecology and forest resource management. Work with natural resource specialists to gain a deeper understanding of forest ecosystems and human use of natural resources. Free, $20 application fee.    
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Diggin' In: July 11-15 or AUG 8-12, Rancho Cordova

A school garden training at Soil Born Farms to prepare you to establish or grow your garden program. $180 fee.    
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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.
Region 3 CREEC is co-coordinated by:

Deb Bruns, Yolo County Office of Education,
Karen Swan, Center for Land-Based Learning,

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

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