California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Region 2 Newsletter 
Spring 2016

With spring approaching rapidly, what could be a better way to spend those upcoming sunny days than camping  in Lassen Volcanic National Park! The Lassen Park Foundation, in collaboration with LVNP, provides grants to nonprofit youth organizations which helps provide the funding to facilitate camping trips for at risk students. These excursions allow students to explore the rich diversity of the Northern California Area by hiking nature trails, visiting hydro-thermal sites, and attending Ranger led educational talks. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your students outside and explore their inner scientist! The grant DEADLINE is April 29, 2016 so don't wait and pass up this wonderful opportunity to enjoy those snow covered peaks and filled lakes in Lassen National Park!
Jillian McCool  
CREEC Region 2 Outreach Assistant 

What's New in Region 2 

National Park Week!

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in '16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. . . .
Read more about National Park Week....

37th Annual Endangered Species Faire

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Read more about the Faire...

Friends of The Chico State Herbarium 6th Annual Plant Photo Contest for Students!

The Friends of The Chico State Herbarium, California State University, Chico, was formed to help maintain the high quality of work that has been known to be associated with the Herbarium. Students are encouraged to submit photos of flowering plants, preferably native plants and showcase their talents . . .   
Read more about the contest....
Local Events


AEOE Statewide Spring Conference 2016!
April 29 - May 1, 2016 
Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, CA.

The Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education is hosting its 2016 Spring Conference this year in Malibu, California! This event is a wonderful opportunity with full registration providing a copious number of environmental education workshops, keynote speakers,  Friday ice cream social, Saturday night entertainment, and a wonderful place to network! Professional Development Credits are available, as well as wonderful talks featuring Dr. Gerald Lieberman, Director of the State Education & Environment Roundtable, as well as Keynote Speaker Chris Duffy, creator and host of "You're the Expert."   

Learn more about Registration and the Conference Details here!


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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.

Jillian McCool, Region 2 Outreach Assistant,
Tanya Heaston, Region 2 Coordinator,

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

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