California Regional Environmental
Education Community

California Department of Education,
STEM Office

Region 2 Newsletter 
Summer 2016 

What a better way to spend your summers than a multi-day residence workshop developed by the Northern California Society of American Foresters, University of California Cooperative Extension, Shasta County Office of Education, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and Project Learning Tree.

FIT is a wonderful opportunity to train educators on
forest ecology and forest resource management practices which they can take into their classrooms and pass on to their students. Spots are still available so take the initiative and sign up for this awesome experience!

There are four total FIT Sessions for the Northern California Area: 
  • June 12-18, Plumas County
  • June 19-25, Tuolumne County
  • June 26-July 2, Shasta County
  • July 10-16, Humboldt County

  • - Jillian McCool, CREEC Outreach Assistant, Region 2
    What's New in Region 2 

    Sacramento River Floodplain Ecology Institute

    Join the Water Educator Foundation and Project WET in learning how the Sacramento Valley's watershed is impacted by the surrounding areas and human activities! This session also relates concepts related to NGSS. . .
    Read more HERE!

    Chico Creek Nature Center Summer Kids Camps

    The Chico Creek Nature Center is filled with wonderful opportunities for kids of all ages. Summer camps range from day camps to month long activities which allow kids to be immersed in the beauty of Chico's Bidwell Park and more! 
    Read more HERE!

    Sacramento River Discovery Center Summer Camps

    The Sacramento River Discovery Center hosts week long educational, hands-on camps for children ages 6-12 years olds. . .   
    Read more HERE!
    Local Events

    The Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern California that are tackling tough environmental problems including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of our rivers and wild places, as well as, of our communities.
    The objective of this Grant is to provide funding for groups to strengthen California's environmental movement, introduce new training opportunities, enable community involvement in local environmental initiatives, as well as offer scholarships to develop skills necessary in working with volunteers, communication, strategic planning and budgeting.   Deadline is AUGUST 1ST! So don't miss this wonderful opportunity! 

    Learn more about the Grassroots Fund 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.
    Tanya Heaston-CREEC Coordinator Region 2

    Jillian McCool: CREEC Outreach Assistant Region 2

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

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